A last-minute call from Mauricio Pochettino persuaded Fernando Llorente to join Tottenham rather than Chelsea, the Spanish striker has revealed.

The 32-year-old had interested the champions for much of the summer and was all set to move to Stamford Bridge from Swansea, until Pochettino phoned him on transfer deadline day.

The Spurs manager convinced Llorente of the ambition of his club’s project, that Llorente spoke gushingly about on Wednesday.

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