Borussia Dortmund ready bid for Chelsea's Bertrand Traore

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Chelsea will get the chance to make a significant profit on another of their promising youngsters with Borussia Dortmund considering a £7m bid for Bertrand Traore, reports The Sun.

The 19-year-old joined Chelsea for a nominal fee in January 2014, but has yet to gain the necessary paperwork to play in English football.

Traore has already 11 appearances for Burkina Faso and is closing in on the requirements to qualify for a work permit, but it may come too late for the striker.

Having impressed at Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem this season, Borussia Dortmund are interested in bringing him to the Bundesliga, where work permit laws are less stringent.

They will offer Chelsea £7m and Jose Mourinho will seriously consider accepting it. While Traore is highly-rated by Blues coaches, the Special One is under pressure to make their system of farming youngsters profitable.

The farming system

Chelsea have hoarded some of Europe's finest young talents over the past few seasons, loaning them out across the continent in the hope that they will develop into top stars.

Such an instance happened with Thibaut Courtois, who became one of the world's best goalkeepers whilst at Atletico Madrid. His three-years at the Vicente Calderon were all spent as an on-loan Chelsea player.

Should they fail to reach those heights, like Thorgan Hazard and Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea simply sell them for large profits. It is an efficient, albeit morally incorrect, way of making money.

Cashing out

Traore may be part of Mourinho's long-term plan at Chelsea, but he may see the £7m on offer as too good to turn down.

With the likes of Dominic Solanke coming through the ranks, there is a chance that Traore would never get the chance to play at Stamford Bridge.

Similarly, Mourinho may feel that another good season in the Eredivisie will see Traore's valuation sky rocket. 

The teenager has scored 13 goals in all competitions this season and is seen as one of the brightest talents in Dutch football.

Vitesse would undoubtedly be keen to loan him for one more year and Chelsea may feel that it is worth holding on to him in the hope that he improves further.


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