Chelsea are seriously weighing up a bid for Wolves winger Adama Traore, according to the Daily Telegraph‘s Matt Law.
Speaking on the London is Blue podcast, the journalist, who is very reliable when it comes to the Blues, claims that the Spanish international is being eyed as a potential alternative to Achraf Hakimi:
“There’s definite interest in Adama Traore… Wolves have got money problems and he hasn’t signed a new contract yet so were they [Chelsea] to go in hard on Adama Traore, I think you are looking at £20m to £25m, which is sensible money for a good squad player who can make an impact. I’m 50/50 as to whether that will happen as Wolves are trying to sell other players, but the interest in him is very real.”
Law also revealed why Chelsea didn’t get involved in a bidding war with Paris Saint-Germain for Hakimi. He said that the Moroccan’s agent was asking for a sizeable fee, which they were not prepared to pay.
He likened it to when the Blues pulled out of a deal for Romelu Lukaku a few years back, when Mino Raiola was involved. It eventually led to the striker moving to Manchester United instead.
With Hakimi now seemingly out of the picture, a move for Traore appears to be increasingly likely, especially if he is available for as little as £20m.