Chelsea have ‘definite interest’ in Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Adama Traore.
That is the claim today from Telegraph journalist Matt Law, who was speaking on the London is Blue podcast.
The Spaniard was linked with the Blues a few weeks ago, and is apparently seen as an alternative option to Achraf Hakimi.
The star has been at Molineux for three years now, following an £18 million transfer from Middlesbrough (BBC Sport).
There has been speculation about his future in recent months, with the club and player recently recommencing talks over a new deal.
That particular situation has gone quiet recently, though.
According to Law, Chelsea are indeed keen on Traore and believes he could go for around £20-25 million give Wolves’ ‘money problems’
He said (20:15): “The interest in him is very real. And there’s an historical interest with Chelsea in him because they looked at signing him from Middlesbrough before he joined Wolves.
“When he left Middlesbrough, after they didn’t get out of the Championship a few years ago Chelsea did actually for sure make an enquiry on him.”
£20-£25 million would be an insult
It seems Traore is a player Chelsea have certainly been paying close attention to.
But surely Wolves cannot be entertaining any offers around £20-25 million.
Traore may not have had the greatest of seasons in 2020/21, but everybody knows what he is capable of.
He is unlike any other player in the world, and can change any given game in an instant.
He’s got two years remaining in his current contract. Surely if Wolves wanted to sell they could get a lot more this window.