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Jose Mourinho crazy about Bertrand Traore

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Jose Mourinho is 'crazy' about talented youngster Bertrand Traore, according to Vitesse head coach Peter Bosz.

As reported by the Daily Mail, Bosz, who helped the Dutch outfit qualify for the Europa League last term, has revealed that Blues boss Jose Mourinho wants the 19-year-old to star at Stamford Bridge next season. 

Traore spent the 2014/15 campaign on loan at Vitesse, scoring as many as 14 league goals in the process, and now it appears that he could be handed the opportunity to prove his credentials in the Premier League sooner rather than later. 

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One thing's for sure, according to Bosz, Mourinho is a huge admirer of the young forward, who looks set for a bright future in the game. 

The Vitesse boss stated: "Jose Mourinho is crazy about him. If the opportunity is there, they prefer to take him back."

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Work permit issues 

It appears, though, that, despite the player being on the books of Chelsea, it won't be easy for the club to bring him to English soil ahead of the new campaign, with the player seemingly struggling for a work permit. 

The youngster may well already be starring on the international scene for Burkina Faso, but they are currently ranked 61st by FIFA, meaning laws could stop the player starring in the Premier League for now.

It looks set to be a long process for both club and player, with the latter having recently insisted that he's ready to shine at Stamford Bridge when given the opportunity. 

He told De Telegraaf: "Chelsea are very happy with my development. But I will only hear what is next in the summer. I'm ready when the opportunity comes and I'm not afraid to show my ability at Chelsea.

"This has been the first time I have played a full season in professional football. I've taken a huge step forward physically."

It looks set to be an interesting couple of months for the youngster, who will no doubt be hoping to show the Chelsea faithful just what he's all about. 

Mourinho must step up

One of the biggest questions over Mourinho, is whether he really is ready to hand youngster the opportunity to shine. Without a doubt, the Portuguese tactician has proved one of the world's greatest managers in terms of success on the pitch throughout his career, but he's often failed to develop and produce top young talents. 

Of course, more often than not, he's only stayed at a club for a few years before moving on, so time may well have hindered his chances in implementing youth, but that surely has to be a priority at Stamford Bridge as he goes about achieving long term success for the club.

There's no doubt about it, Chelsea, with all their players that have been sent out on loan over the course of the last 12-months or so, have an array of young talent at the club, but it's now up to the Portuguese tactician to give them their opportunity in the first-team. Over to you, Jose. 

Chelsea fans: Which young players deserve a first-team chance? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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