According to reports from the Daily Mail and the Independent, the Premier League champions Chelsea have agreed terms to sell Bertrand Traore to French club Olympique Lyonnais in a £16.6million deal. The reports state that the primary components of the negotiations are complete now that a transfer fee and personal terms between Traore and Lyon have been agreed, and the two clubs are set to complete the finishing touches of the deal by this week.
After impressing out on loan with Dutch powerhouse Ajax last season and helping contribute to a runners up place in the Europa League, top clubs around Europe have been left on alert for the 21-year-old attacker from Burkina Faso.
Traore joined the Chelsea youth setup in 2013 and was quickly promoted to the senior side. Since his time at Chelsea, the youngster spent time on loan at Vitesse and most recently at Ajax. With youth on his side and flashes of brilliance becoming a more consistent part of his game, Traore looks to be a massive capture for the ambitious French club, who plan on adding the Burkina Faso attacker as a fitting replacement for the likely departing Alexandre Lacazette.