- Chelsea striker made 12 appearances for Blues in 2015-16 campaign
- Having impressed on loan at Ajax, Lyon have swooped for 21-year-old
- Chelsea and Lyon are poised to announce deal worth £16million
Chelsea striker Bertrand Traore is on the brink of a move to Lyon for £16million.
Having impressed last season on loan at Ajax, the French club are keen to attain the 21-year-old’s services.
Traore made 12 appearances for the Blues in the 2015-16 campaign but has struggled to make his mark at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have agreed to sell Bertrand Traore to French club Lyon for £16million
He helped Ajax reach the Europa League final, and finish second in the Dutch Eredivisie league last term.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas had previously said they were in ‘advanced talks’ with the Stamford Bridge club over Traore.
‘We want to bring Bertrand Traore to the club,’ Aulas told reporters at a press conference to unveil the club’s newest signing, defender Fernando Marcal.
The Burkina Faso striker spent last season on loan at Ajax and impressed in Holland
‘There are advanced talks there, but many clubs are interested. We absolutely want to do the deal.’
Traore has experience playing in France having joined Chelsea from Auxerre.