Swansea close to audacious loan swap

Swansea close to audacious loan swap

According to reports, Swansea City's Fernando Llorente and Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi could be swapping places in a loan deal.

Batshuayi arrived at Stamford Bridge in the summer last year from Marseille but the striker has found first-team opportunities limited, having played just 82 minutes of Premier League football.

The Belgium international has been linked with a January move away from the Blues and it now appears he could be making the temporary switch to the Liberty Stadium.

Manager Antonio Conte is reportedly keen to let the 23-year-old get some valuable playing time to help him gather some more experience of English football in time for next season.

The deal would see Fernando Llorente, who worked under the Italian tactician at Juventus, move in the opposite direction with both players joining the respective teams until the end of the campaign.

Swansea's striker has been heavily used this term and he has managed to find the back of the net six times from 17 Premier League appearances since joining last summer from Sevilla.

The Welsh outfit have recently appointed Paul Clement as their new manager and it is believed he is eager to complete this potential loan swap before the league action returns next weekend.