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Timothy Aiyeku

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Hamed Traore

The west London side Chelsea are the only big Premier League side that have sealed a deal in the winter transfer window as at press time and it looks like more would be seen within coming days.

The Blues have indicated interest in the signature of Italian Serie A outfits Empoli midfielder Hamed Traore and they seem to be getting a ‘green light’ from the club.

This is after the club made t clear to the Stamford Bridge side that they will have to meet with the asking price of about £15 million before they can be able to secure the signature of the star player.

Reports according to II Tirreno claim the Blues are not alone in the pursuit of the player having listed Juventus, Inter Milan and AS Roma as clubs in the Serie A who are also keen on the star player.

However, the report claims that Hamed Traore has been interesting Chelsea for a number of weeks and it is expected that a bid would be submitted for him in coming days.

The Ivory Coast international has been impressive at the Serie A side and will hope to have a fortunate career at the Stamford Bridge should a deal fall through in coming days.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.