Adama Traore is greatly admired by THOMAS TUCHEL, who might approve a bid for the Wolves forward.
Chelsea is “considering” making an offer for Adama Traore of Wolves, a winger whose contract expires in 2023 and who has expressed no interest in signing a new one at Molineux. Raphinha, who the Blues lost to Barcelona this summer, may be considered an affordable replacement in Traore, especially given his versatility.
Thomas Tuchel has not enjoyed the kind of transfer window that he would have been hoping for before this summer. The arrival of new owner Todd Boehly, matched with comments about the desire to improve his squad, indicated that the manager was expecting a fairly significant shakeup.
However, he has only welcomed Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly into his squad – though both are proven at the very top level. Chelsea is expected to sign several more players before the window slams shut.
According to Norwegian media outlet Amta, Chelsea is weighing up a move for Traore, and Tuchel is believed to be a ‘huge fan of the 26-year-old. It is also cited that the former Middlesbrough star is considered as a right-wing back option, a role that he has featured in scarcely at Wolves.
Tottenham was previously interested in Traore and sought to recruit him in January before he joined Barcelona on a loan-to-buy deal, with the La Liga club failing to trigger the option to make the deal permanent. Spurs, however, appear to be out of the running for the quick winger, having recruited Djed Spence from Middlesbrough to fill that role.
Chelsea may require a right-sided defender soon, with captain Cesar Azpilicueta linked with a move to Barcelona. Reece James had been Tuchel’s first-choice right wing-back, but he has recently been used on the right side of a back three, which could provide a position for Traore.