According to reports in The Mirror, Chelsea are reportedly closing in on a £30m deal to sign Middlesbrough winger Adama Traore, and Blues fans have been quick to have their say on the rumour.
The Mirror says that while the Championship play-off side are keen to keep the 22-year-old following an impressive season, they could lose him to the west London outfit even if they win promotion to the Premier League.
The former Barcelona youngster has added an end product to his wing play this term after scoring five goals and providing a further 10 assists in 34 league games, while according to WhoScored.com he has successfully completed 243 of the 303 dribbles he has attempted.
With Willian and Pedro getting no younger, Antonio Conte could be looking to strengthen in wide areas if he stays at Stamford Bridge this summer, but he also has youngsters Callum Hudson-Odoi, Charly Musonda and Kenedy in his ranks.
Chelsea supporters, who loved Gary Cahill’s performance against Mo Salah on Sunday, took to social media to give their thoughts on the rumour, and while one said “Charly Musonda is better”, another said he is “miles behind Hudson-Odoi”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Chelsea are apparently looking to sign Traore from Boro, for the life of me I don’t understand that for one second 🤔
— Richard lavender (@Lavender901) May 6, 2018
All the big boys gonna be scared when we sign Adama Traore. Ooohhh what a signing. Said no-one ever.
— SamuelKells (@Samuel_Kelly) May 6, 2018
Potentially loaning Hudson-Odoi in order to sign £30m Traore is everything that's wrong with this football club. Hopefully it remains a rumour.
— Phil (@philip_paolo) May 6, 2018
If we even consider signing Adama Traore we are a joke. We have Hudson odoi and kennedy whilst Leon bailey is available. If we sign him I acc give up
— Joseph (@Chicken_dujon) May 6, 2018
£30m is too much for him
— Akorede Khameel 👌 (@akore_bami) May 5, 2018
charly musonda is better than him
— RealSyrup (@Realsyrup) May 6, 2018
Imagine taking a punt on Traore instead of playing Hudson-Odoi… Embarrassing.
— TT (@sarriballing) May 5, 2018
Going for Adama Traore when we already have Hudson-Odoi. This club sickens me.
— Rohan (@Rohanaldo07) May 6, 2018
Liverpool are being linked with Fekir, meanwhile we are monitoring championship level Adama Traore who is miles behind Hudson-Odoi. State of this club.
— Sarrismo! (@iAmOriolaDavid) May 6, 2018