Chelsea have made a surprise move for 20-year-old Middlesbrough winger Adama Traore, according to reports from Sky Sports News.
BREAKING: We understand Chelsea have approached Middlesbrough over the availability of winger Adama Traore.
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) January 17, 2017
The former Barcelona man moved to Teesside in the summer from Aston Villa as Aitor Karanka looked to strengthen his attacking options at the club.
Traore has made 14 appearances since his move the club but has failed to cement a regular first-team slot in the relegation threatened side.
The pacey-winger has so far impressed almost everyone in the Premier League with his magnificent speed, but is yet to show any real quality when it comes down to his final ball.
Adama Traore broke the PL speed record this weekend, sprinting 23mph!
If he could stay at that speed he would run 100m in 9.72 seconds… pic.twitter.com/O3Emc5AkUZ
— BigSport (@BigSportGB) October 24, 2016
A move to Chelsea would come as a huge surprise but Conte is believed to be a huge fan of the Middlesbrough man.
Chelsea forward Patrick Bamford is set to move the other way and it due on Teesside for a medical. Could Traore could potentially be used as part of a swap deal?