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"He arrived last night" - Striker to meet club to finally finalise Chelsea transfer


President Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed that Chelsea striker Bertrand Traore is in Lyon to make a move to the Ligue 1.

The Chelsea man is not part of Antonio Conte's plans for next season and has decided to leave Stamford Bridge to enjoy regular first-team football elsewhere.

Aulas declared that the two clubs are very close to reaching a financial agreement.

"Nothing has been signed," Aulas he told L'Equipe.

"But it is close. He arrived last night in Lyon, there is a little exclusive for you… I am going to return immediately after the assembly to talk with him and his brother David.

"With Chelsea, we are basically in agreement; I cannot speak about it [the fee], because it has not been entirely finalised.

"There are several options. And as we are a club that is listed on the stock exchange, we have to have everything very turned out. But the fee is very considerable."

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