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Bertrand Traore news

Lyon seal deal for Bertrand Traore

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Chelsea will reportedly part ways with Bertrand Traore this summer after they agreed on a £16.6m sum for his sale to French club Lyon.



The Burkina Faso international was hugely impressive during his loan stint at Ajax where he bagged 14 goals across all competitions.

Traore's efforts were key to the Dutch club's progress to the finals of the Europa League, where they were second best to United for most of the game.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas recently admitted that the club will attempt to pursue the highly-rated forward, and according to The Mail, a deal has been put in place for his proposed transfer.

The Premier League holders have had a trend of loaning out their academy graduates, but it appears that Antonio Conte has a different point of view after having permitted the sale of the 21-year-old.

Chelsea are likely to move in for a couple of strikers this summer with Diego Costa no longer considered a part of Conte's plans for the future.