Euro giants’ transfer-merry-go-round could cost Chelsea attacking star

Ajax have highlighted Chelsea’s Bertrand Traore as a replacement for Arkadiusz Milik should he move to Napoli to replace Gonzalo Higuain, according to reports from De Telegraaf.

Juventus rocked the transfer market by securing a near £80m move for the Argentine striker earlier this week, making him the third most expensive player in the history of the game after only Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.

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Naturally, Napoli need a replacement for the man that netted 36 Serie A goals in just 35 games last season, and Ajax’s Poland international, Milik, has been targeted.

Again, if the Amsterdam side lose their key forward they will need to draft in a new option, and reports claim that Traore of Chelsea is a player they’re keen on.

The 20-year-old Burkina Faso international has long been lauded as one of the Blues’ top young talents.

He impressed in a disappointing 2015/16 season in west London, with interim manager, Guus Hiddink, having afforded him game time – he appeared 14 times in total, netting four goals along the way.

Traore has impressed in the Eredivisie before during loan stints with Vitesse Arnhem – he scored 14 times in the 2014/15 campaign – which is believed to have impressed Ajax.

Alongside this, the starlet is supposedly keen to play regular first-team football, something he’s more likely to achieve at the Amsterdam ArenA than Stamford Bridge.