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FW TV: Swansea Lead Round-Up As John Terry’s Future Is In Doubt

 • by Thomas McIlroy
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With Paul Clement keen to overhaul his Swansea squad, it looks like Norwich left-back Martin Olsson is one of his key targets – he’s currently at 4.8 on our index to join Swansea.

With Neil Taylor set for a spell out after fracturing his cheekbone in training, a full-back must be high on Clement’s agenda, so a move for Olsson would make perfect sense.

And as we discussed on Football Whispers TV, Olsson wasn’t the only player close to making a move to the Liberty Stadium.

We told you Luciano Narsingh was one of his key targets and since recording the deal went through.

That deal was on our radar since the beginning of January, slowly creeping up through our Whispers Index.

The former PSV winger was out of contract at the end of the season, so the Swans were able get hold of the 26-year-old for a cut-price deal.

Swansea fans will be wary though, as Eredivisie players are often hit and miss when they arrive in the Premier League.

For every Robin van Persie and Luis Suarez, there’s an Afonso Alves or a Mateja Kezman.

The end of the road for John Terry at Chelsea?

Chelsea captain John Terry

John Terry has been the subject of a bid from Bournemouth.

The Cherries are in need of a defender after Chelsea recalled Nathan Ake from his loan spell at Dean Court.

Terry’s season has gone from bad to worse, and it looks like the future of Chelsea’s defence will be without their captain, leader and legend.

So a move to Bournemouth to get his career back on track may be appealing for the 36-year-old.

Our whispers index rates the move at 2.6.

We asked you on Twitter if you think the former England captain should stay in the capital or move to the South Coast and you’ve backed him to follow in Jack Wilshere’s footsteps.

If he did make the move to Bournemouth, who would get the better deal for swapping Ake for Terry?

If you compare the pair’s Premier League defensive statistics this season, it’s the Dutchman who comes out more favourably.

Per 90 minutes Ake wins more tackles (1.82 to 0.24), loses fewer tackles (0.85 to 1.22) and commits fewer fouls (0.36 to 0.97) than Terry.

The 21-year-old also makes more interceptions (1.22 to 0.49) and more blocks (0.85 to 0.49).

Terry does win more aerial duels though (62.5 per cent to 51.52 per cent).

Fernando Llorente edging closer to Chelsea

Fernando Llorente, Swansea City

Swansea striker Fernando Llorente‘s move to reunite with former Juventus boss Antonio Conte at Chelsea has been creeping up our index for the last two weeks.

We think it’s only a matter of time before this one is concluded and this is currently a hot 4.6.

With Conte seemingly unimpressed by Michy Batshuayi, Llorente seems to be the man he wants as Diego Costa’s understudy.

While signing someone who hasn’t set the world alight at Swansea may not seem the most exciting move for Chelsea fans, our scouting report on Llorente may change their mind.

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