West Ham have had their eyes on a number of Chelsea’s striker this summer but they can cross one of them off their summer wishlist.
Despite strong interest from West Ham and Everton, Chelsea have agreed a £16.75m fee with Lyon for striker Bertrand Traore, according to French paper L’Equipe.
Traore struggled to make his mark at Stamford Bridge, scoring four goals in 16 appearances prior to a loan move to Ajax last summer.
It was whilst at Ajax where the Burkina Faso international began to find his feet and his shooting boots, netting 13 goals for the Eredivisie side as they made their way to the Europa League final where they were defeated by Manchester United.
The Hammers had reportedly lodged a bid for Traore earlier this summer but Lyon have finally agreed a fee with Chelsea following lengthy talks over the structure of the bonus payments.
West Ham will have to go back to the drawing board in their search for a new striker as deals for Kelechi Iheanacho and Olivier Giroud stall.