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Depay hits hat-trick in Lyon romp

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Paris (AFP) – Lyon climbed to fourth in Ligue 1 on Sunday with a 5-0 away win at promoted Troyes as Dutch striker Memphis Depay scored a second-half hat-trick.

The 23-year-old Depay joined Lyon in January 2017 from Manchester United and is finding his feet in France now that Lyon have sold Alexandre Lacazette to Arsenal.

Ruthless Traore sparks Ajax rout of Lyon

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Amsterdam (AFP) – On-loan Chelsea forward Bertrand Traore scored twice and grabbed an assist as Ajax trounced Lyon 4-1 in the first leg of Wednesday’s Europa League semi-final.

The Burkina Faso international nodded Ajax ahead after 25 minutes at the Amsterdam Arena before Danish teenager Kasper Dolberg rifled in a second from Traore’s towering header.

Ruthless Traore sparks Ajax rout of Lyon

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Amsterdam (AFP) – On-loan Chelsea forward Bertrand Traore scored twice and grabbed an assist as Ajax trounced Lyon 4-1 in the first leg of Wednesday’s Europa League semi-final.

The Burkina Faso international nodded Ajax ahead after 25 minutes at the Amsterdam Arena before Danish teenager Kasper Dolberg rifled in a second from Traore’s towering header.

El Hadary takes Egypt into Cup of Nations final

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Libreville (AFP) Veteran goalkeeper Essam El Hadary's save from Bertrand Traore's spot-kick allowed Egypt to beat Burkina Faso 4-3 on penalties on Wednesday as they secured their place in the Africa Cup of Nations final.

A tense semi-final in Libreville had ended 1-1 after 90 minutes and extra time, with Mohamed Salah's superb 66th-minute opener for the Egyptians quickly cancelled out by Aristide Bance for Burkina Faso.

El Hadary takes Egypt into Cup of Nations final

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Libreville (AFP) Veteran goalkeeper Essam El Hadary's save from Bertrand Traore's spot-kick allowed Egypt to beat Burkina Faso 4-3 on penalties on Wednesday as they secured their place in the Africa Cup of Nations final.

A tense semi-final in Libreville had ended 1-1 after 90 minutes and extra time, with Mohamed Salah's superb 66th-minute opener for the Egyptians quickly cancelled out by Aristide Bance for Burkina Faso.

Late goals take Burkina Faso into semi-finals

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Libreville (AFP) Burkina Faso scored twice in the closing stages to beat Tunisia 2-0 Saturday and become the first qualifiers for the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.

Substitute Aristide Bance scored on 81 minutes after a controversially awarded free-kick with big-screen replays suggesting the hand-ball decision was wrong.

Late goals take Burkina Faso into semi-finals

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Libreville (AFP) Burkina Faso scored twice in the closing stages to beat Tunisia 2-0 Saturday and become the first qualifiers for the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.

Substitute Aristide Bance scored on 81 minutes after a controversially awarded free-kick with big-screen replays suggesting the hand-ball decision was wrong.

Europe

Neymar, Tielemans, Dani Alves… 10 Ligue 1 summer transfers to get excited about in 2017/18

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Bayern Munich, Torino and a Chelsea loanee star in our #JF70 young talents of the week, week 12

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PSG, Monaco and Ajax stars among our #JF70 young talents of the week, week 11

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Bertrand Traore leaves Chelsea for Lyon

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Lyon (AFP) – Chelsea forward Bertrand Traore has joined Lyon for 10 million euros (£8.8m, $11.2m) on a five-year deal, the French club announced on Monday.

Chelsea will earn 15 percent of any profit from a future sale of the player and the English champions will have first refusal on Traore should he eventually move on, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas said at a press conference to announce the signing.

Bertrand Traore leaves Chelsea for Lyon

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Lyon (AFP) – Chelsea forward Bertrand Traore has joined Lyon for 10 million euros (£8.8m, $11.2m) on a five-year deal, the French club announced on Monday.

Chelsea will earn 15 percent of any profit from a future sale of the player and the English champions will have first refusal on Traore should he eventually move on, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas said at a press conference to announce the signing.

Chelsea name their price for talented striker with big names in Europe interested.

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Bertrand Traore fresh from the Europa League Final and a good season with Ajax has become a target for Lyon who are looking for a replacement for Alexandre Lacazette who is expected to leave this summer.

In addition to Ajax who have also expressed their interest after a successful season with the Burkino Faso striker, Lyon have reportedly tracked Traore for the whole season and have made an enquiry as to his availability.

The #JF70 2017: Top 10 best Eredivisie young talents to watch in 2016/17

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24 Goals in 67 Games: Chelsea Agree Deal For Forward; Player Set To Re-unite With Former Manager

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Ajax Amsterdam have agreed on a deal with Chelsea to sign the highly talented young striker Bertrand Traore on a season-long loan.

According to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, the 20-year-old will head to Netherlands on loan, and the move is as good as done.

The move doesn’t come as a surprise as Chelsea have strengthened their forward option this summer by signing Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi from Marseille.

Bertrand Traore, Riyad Mahrez, Rondon… Names of the Premier League, week 29

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Photos: Chelsea’s Bertrand Traore scores his first Premier League goal

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Chelsea deny wrongdoing in Bertrand Traore recruitment, transfer ban looms

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Chelsea are under the scanner for their apparent breach of FIFA regulations over the recruitment of Burkina Faso international Bertrand Traore, but the club have made it clear the transfer was in compliance with the existing rules.

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Midfielder will be at Chelsea next season, Work permit sorted, Mou ‘crazy’ about him

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The Times journalist Matt Dickinson wrote few months back that Chelsea's greatestchallengewas not about winning the league, nor the Champions League but producingquality young players from the academy.

Goal scoring midfielder will be at Chelsea next season, qualifies for work permit

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Goal scoring midfielder will be at Chelsea next season, qualifies for work permit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea's teenage sensation Bertrand Traore will return to Stamford Bridge after one and a half years at Eredivisie side Vitesse. According to the Dutch website Soccernews, Traore is close to securing a work permit to play in England and will therefore to his parent club in the summer.

AFCON 2015: Burkina Faso 0-2 Gabon – 3 Talking Points from an Exciting Game

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AFCON 2015 Young Players to Watch: 10 potential stars at the Africa Cup of Nations 2015

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AFCON 2015 Qualifying – 10 Best African Youngsters to Watch

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Traore Returns To Vitesse

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Now that the transfer window has officially opened and clubs are starting to return for pre season training the confirmation of loan moves is starting to become a regular occurrence. Today has seen another blues prospect confirm a season away from the club and it is the second player to join our Dutch friends at Vitesse as Bertrand Traore returns to the club for a second spell.

Chelsea Sign Saint Etienne Defender Kurt Zouma For £12 Million [PHOTO]

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Chelsea Football Club have agreed a deal with St Etienne to sign defender Kurt Zouma for a transfer fee of £12million.

The transfer will be officially announced tomorrow, but in the meantime Zouma has already had his photo taken with a Chelsea shirt (see above). The 19-year old Ligue Un defender plays as a centre back.

Chelsea Finalize Signing of Bertrand Traore, Another Attacking Midfielder

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Chelsea have finalized the signing of 18-year-old attacking midfielderBertrand Traore, who has signed a 4.5-year contract from a club in his native Burkina Faso.

Traore agreed a deal in October, but now that the January transfer window has opened, the clubs and player were able to completely finalize the deal.

Bertrand Traore finally signs for Chelsea

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Chelsea have eventually signed midfielder Bertrand Traore. The 18-year-old's Blues future was caught up in a bit of a bureaucratic mess, but he has now signed a four-and-a-half year deal. The Burkina Faso youngster caught the eye with some outstanding displays for the Blues in pre-season. Despite Jose Mourinho praising his performances, Traore was unable [.

Mourinho wants Traore

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Chelsea are working frivolouslyto sign 17-year-old trialist Bertrand Traore, who reportedly been a smashing success on Chelsea's preseason tour to Asia, according to the Metro. The Burkina-Faso international has been with the Blues U-21 team for the past 18 or so months despite not gaining a work-permit to join the club.

Transfer roundup: Cork to Burnley, Burkina Faso starlet joining?

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A couple of quickies.


Shipped out once again.

Cork heads back to Burnley
• The loan adventure for midfielder Jack Cork enters its seventh dimension. The 21-year-old is returning to Burnley for the second consecutive term, this time on a season-long loan.

Africa

AFCON 2017: 10 promising African young talents to watch at the Africa Cup of Nations

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Burkina Faso – AFCON 2015: Everything you need to know about the Dark Stallions

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The African Cup of Nations 2015 is here, and we at Just Football have dug deep to provide you with previews of each of the 16 teams competing in Equatorial Guinea, continuing with Burkina Faso.

Academy

Loan Report: 3 Recalled, 1 More Heads Out

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With the Academy on their winter break there is little to talk about at Academy level other than the loan report and even that is reduced due to most countries having their winter breaks also. However what this time of year does bring us is a lot of movement with regards to loans. I will get to the new movements shortly but first i will cover last weeks games played by Chelsea loan players.

Academy Report: Battling blues secure very late draw

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The U18's this week were away to Stoke on Saturday. Missing from the team still due to international commitments was Dom Solanke, Ambrose Gnahore returned to the team following his spell in the U21's as did Brad Collins. It was game that Chelsea were comfortable in and should have scored more goals in the first half in particular but goals were scored in the first half through a George Cole free kick and a typical Jeremie Boga solo effort.

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Chelsea set to make big money by selling this player.

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Chelsea are set to receive a transfer fee that is being reported at around £16m from Lyon for the services of Betrand Traore.

It's a massive amount of money for a player who had a fantastic season with Ajax last term, with Vitesse Arnhem two seasons ago and someone who had showed in our first team glimpses of what he could do before that.

Alexandre Pato to finally get his chance? - Don't count on him starting!

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Is it just me or is anyone else becoming increasingly frustrated with Guus Hiddink? After his comments yesterday about experimentation between now and the end of the season, he STILL would not confirm that Pato will start!

Diego Costa is suspended, Loic Remy is useless and Bertrand Traore can play out wide so why not give Pato a start?

Bertrand Traore: 11 goals in 30 games for Vitesse so far!

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AFTERTHOUGHTS: Chelsea 4-1 Malaysian XI - De Bruyne and Essien the stars!

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Pre season is always a slow process as the players begin to gain their levels of match fitness ahead of the new season. For two weeks now the players have been working with Jose Mourinho and his staff and it's going well.

Now, I still haven't seen our first game against the Singha All-Stars, it's on my Sky+ to watch at some stage, but I watched the game in full yesterday.