Highly-rated attacker told Conte he want to play for Chelsea next season

According to report from Daily Star, Chelsea forward Bertrand Traore is looking forward to a return to Stamford Bridge after expressing his
desire to play a key role for Chelsea next season after his successful loan spell with Dutch giants Ajax.

The 21-year-old was impressive when he featured briefly for the Blues under interim manager Guus Hiddink towards the end of 2015/2016 season but was shipped out on a season-long to Ajax by Antonio Conte.


Though not sure of where his future lies, the Burkina Faso international believes he has done enough to make Conte consider him in his plans but it is not certain if the Italian manager will look in
his direction again as he is making moves to sign a world-class striker this summer.

Traore said: “That’s my hope”, when he was asked if he wants a Chelsea return.

“I will go with the national team and after that take some rest. Then I will go back to Chelsea and have a talk – we will see,” he said.

“That was the key when I came to Ajax – play as many (games) as I could, do well, and try to go back to Chelsea. I think I had a great season but I don’t decide to stay at Chelsea or move. I will see what my future will be.”

Traore was incredible for Ajax this season, scoring 13 goals in 35 appearances and helped them to the final of the Europa League which they lost 0-2 to Man United.

He has so far scored four goals in 16 games for the Blues and signed a new three-year deal last summer.