Report: Liverpool now set to make £30m bid for player it's claimed Tuchel wants at Chelsea

Chelsea would be wise to keep an eye on Liverpool’s reported movement towards Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Adama Traore.

According to the Daily Star, Liverpool are preparing to offer Wolves £30m for Traore’s services.

Jurgen Klopp has been a huge fan of the 25-year-old for quite a while and would love him entertaining at Anfield.

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They attempted to sign the Spanish international last summer, but the West Midlands club were not willing to accept any bids under the £60m (Daily Star).

Instead, the Reds raided Molineux for Diogo Jota; whose to say they won’t do the same again this time around.

Tracking Traore

If Chelsea have any say in the matter, they will want to halt this potential deal before it leaves the station.

A report from the Telegraph shortly after the Blues were crowned Champions League winners suggested Thomas Tuchel had Traore in his sights.

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Tuchel seemingly wants to strengthen his right-hand side, hence the failed approach for Achraf Hakimi.

He has Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, and Callum Hudson-Odoi available to play at right-wing back, along with academy product Dujon Sterling.

However, few offer the same attacking prowess as Traore, who was labelled ‘unique’ and ‘very talented’ by his former Wolves manager, Nuno Espirito Santo.

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Although his defensive attributes may need honing in, there is no doubt the former Barcelona product is one of the Premier League’s great performers.

Stamford Bridge has been crying out for this type of player since Eden Hazard departed to Real Madrid in 2019.

Chelsea are prioritising a new striker and centre-back, although snatching Traore from Liverpool’s grasp might be an enticing prospect.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.