According to reports on Spanish publication Sport, Chelsea are ready to make a surprise move for Middlesbrough winger Adama Traore this summer.
Blues boss Antonio Conte is keen to strengthen his squad on their return to the group stages of the Champions League next season, and he is keen on bringing the 21-year-old to Stamford Bridge.
The attacker, who according to the Northern Echo is rated at £8m, will be allowed to leave the Riverside Stadium this summer following Boro’s relegation to the Championship, despite the fact he only joined the Teesside outfit less than a year ago.
While Traore showed his pace and dribbling ability on a number of occasions, his return of no goals and just one assist shows that there is a lot of room for improvement.
Chelsea supporters were quick to have their say on the rumour via social media, and they were divided with their opinions on the former Barcelona starlet.
While some believe he could add a lot to the team from an attacking point of view, others believe he isn’t good enough for the Premier League champions.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
I would love this
— Brian C. Worton (@BCWorton) June 20, 2017
We're really buying a striker who's managed 1 goal in his last 2 seasons?
— Robert Rea (@robertrea) June 20, 2017
We wont pass the UCL group stage with this dancing mulumbu
— Black Panther (@Lordabas) June 20, 2017
This would be one of the steaks of the season. Pacy and energetic midfield player. Please see this through @ChelseaFC
— Raymond (@er_rays) June 20, 2017
Not a big fan of him as a real attacking/scoring threat, but can beat def a man. Could be solid at the RWB role competing with Moses.
— London's Finest ?⚪️ (@Eric_Hess21) June 20, 2017
Worst news ever.
Adama??? Wey no get football brilliance??
— ☀Ama∂i Chuҟa™ (@chuckdeni) June 20, 2017
Please no. pic.twitter.com/2i4aZCjQrd
— r e j ä (@BigRezt) June 20, 2017
Please Chelsea make it happen ????
— Wiz Kebbeh (@wizkebbeh) June 20, 2017