Chelsea stepping up interest in pacy 21-year-old winger – report
Chelsea are interested in signing Adama Traore in a deal from relegated Middlesbrough, according to reports
Chelsea are ready to cement their interest in Middlesbrough winger Adama Traore, according to reports in Spain.
Catalan media outlet Sport is reporting that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has indentified the 21-year-old as a potential target ahead of the 2017-18 season.
The same article states that Traore is one of three players that Middlesbrough are prepared to sell following their relegation to the Championship last term.
The former Barcelona man was one of the few positives for Boro in an otherwise disappointing season devoid of much excitement for the club’s supporters.
Traore finished with one assist in 27 appearances in the Premier League, but the Spanish starlet did complete a season-record 12 dribbles in their clash against Chelsea on Riverside Stadium.
Chelsea have failed to add any new players to their squad in the summer transfer window so far, which has reportedly led to tension between Conte and the club’s board.
The west London side won the Premier League title with two games to spare in their first season under the Italian coach.
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