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Chelsea reportedly join Tottenham in chase for Traore

Adama Traore’s Wolves future is back on the agenda and it seems the race is hotting up for his signature.

With 18 months left on his contract and Wolves performing well without him starting, there is perhaps a growing feeling now is the right time to cash in.

Tottenham have been heavily linked again, having been the most likely suitor in the summer also, but now Chelsea are apparently keen too.

Speaking on The Football Terrace YouTube channel, journalist Dean Jones offered an update on the situation and reported interest from the European champions.

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“Adama Traore is a genuine target (for Tottenham), they’re trying to negotiate terms and a deal with Wolves right now,” he said.

“Chelsea are also interested in Adama Traore though, they haven’t gone as far along the road as Spurs have yet, but Chelsea, while their priority is at left-back, they also have issues on the right.

“Adama is a player they’ve admired for a while, but there’ll be some competition there for Tottenham even though Tottenham are reasonably confident they’ll conclude a deal for Traore.”

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Perhaps there will be a London battle emerging for Traore, but of course Wolves wil be holding out until they get a suitable offer for the wideman.

Traore looks set to be converted to wing-back at either of the clubs if he joins them, with perhaps the added bonus of being an impact sub in attack.

Wolves have the likes of Daniel Podence and Hwang Hee-Chan to offer goals out wide, with Pedro Neto approaching a return to full fitness too.

If Traore didn’t sign a new contract, Wolves were always going to have to cash in at some point, and the time might be now.

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