Looking for a way out from Stamford Bridge as he doesn’t exactly want to go out on loan again, Bertrand Traoré’s great season at Ajax has certainly helped him gather a few suitors.
Helping the Dutch side reach the Europa League final, which they ultimately lost to Manchester United, the Burkina Faso international was said to be a target for other Premier League clubs like Everton and West Ham this summer.
In fact, their interest appears to have gone a little bit further than just mere enquiries, with FootMercato in France claiming someone close to the deal has told them both the Toffees and the Hammers have made a bid for the 21-year-old.
The French website report Chelsea have received six different offers for their starlet, with Lille, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Lyon and Schalke all making offers on top of Everton and West Ham.
Furthermore, one of those clubs is said to have offered around €17m, which is €3m short of what Chelsea would like for Bertrand Traoré.
However, with Eden Hazard injured, keeping hold of the young forward could become something Antonio Conte considers, at least for the first half of the season.
Of course, if someone were to offer €20m+ for him, and both Everton and West Ham are more than capable of doing that, that idea might quickly go out of the window.
Traoré made 39 appearances for Ajax last season, scoring 13 goals and picking up six assists.