Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has admitted he "absolutely" wants to sign Chelsea forward Bertrand Traore, and confirmed talks have reached an advanced stage about bringing the 21-year-old from London to France this summer. Traore spent last season on loan at Ajax where he scored 14 goals in all competitions for the Dutch side - including two against Lyon in the Europa League semi-final first leg clash in May. The Burkina Faso international also impressed the previous season at Chelsea where he netted four goals in 16 appearances after then-interim manager Guus Hiddink showed his faith in the forward and played him up front for the Blues. However, Traore's long-term future at Chelsea remains in question but Lyon president Aulas has revealed the French side want to sign the 21-year-old this summer - although he expects fierce competition for his signature from other clubs.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas confirms 'advanced talks' for Chelsea forward Bertrand Traore
London Evening Standard | Jun 17