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Lyon are in advanced talks with Chelsea’s Bertrand Traore in a deal that would cost around £16million, according to the Daily Mail.
Traore impressed on loan with Dutch club Ajax, helping them reach the Europa League final.
Bertrand Traore is currently on vacation so the deal may not be finalised until next week
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas confirmed the talks earlier this week and believes the transfer proves the club is heading in the right direction.
“We’re fine-tuning the talks,” Aulas said.
“It’s a very ambitious operation, one that fits with what we had said.
“I hope to be able to conclude the deal in the next 10 days, if possible before the end of the week.”
The 21-year-old spent last season out on loan at Ajax where he helped the Dutch side reach the final of the Europa League, scoring 13 goals in all competitions.
Traore only played 16 games for Chelsea’s first team and clearly doesn’t feature in Antonio Conte’s plans.