Three reasons Chelsea should get a £20m deal for Adama Traore done
According to reports in the Evening Standard, Chelsea are ready to reignite their interest in signing Middlesbrough winger Adama Traore this summer, but the Championship outfit are ready to demand a £20m fee.
The story says that the Blues enquired about a possible purchase of the 21-year-old in the future when they were negotiating the sale of Patrick Bamford to Boro during the January transfer window, but were told he would cost £20m.
The Evening Standard say London rivals West Ham United are also said to be keen on the former Barcelona starlet, who has now suffered successive relegations from the Premier League with Aston Villa and the Teesside outfit.
While Middlesbrough may be willing to sell Traore for the right price, they are ready to play hardball over a fee with the Spaniard still having three years left on his contract.
Nevertheless, Antonio Conte may feel that the winger would be a useful acquisition for the Premier League champions, and the Italian could step up his efforts to bring him to Stamford Bridge in the coming weeks.
Here are three reasons Chelsea should get a £20m deal for Traore done…