Newcastle United and West Ham have made enquiries for Chelsea target Adama Traore with the player receptive to talks with Premier League clubs, according to Daily Mail journalist Simon Jones.
Traore is reportedly still on manager Antonio Conte’s list of transfer targets, after the Blues initially expressed their interest to Boro in the January transfer window during the negotiations to sell Patrick Bamford.
The £20m price tag put off Chelsea then, and it seems the Championship club are still not keen to sell with new boss Garry Monk happy to keep the 21 year old in order to help develop his game.
West Ham’s interest in the Spaniard is nothing new, but news of Newcastle’s enquiry has not been revealed before. A lot will depend on the player. If he does want a move to the Premier League, and doesn’t commit to playing for Middlesbrough, he will likely be shipped out by Monk.
The asking price will no doubt be a sticking point for Chelsea and other interested clubs though, considering he has only scored one goal and provided three assists during his two year stay in England.