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New deal and loan for Traore

Bertrand Traore has signed a new three-year contract with Chelsea.

The 20-year-old will now join Ajax on loan for the 2016/17 campaign as he continues his development.

The Burkina Faso international forward has signed a new deal until 2019 having made his Chelsea debut last season, netting his first goal against MK Dons in the FA Cup in January and becoming the first Burkinabe to score in the Premier League the following week in our win over Newcastle.

Traore ended last season with four goals in 16 appearances and will now experience regular first-team games at Ajax, who next week begin their Champions League campaign. He previously impressed during loan spells with Vitesse Arnhem in the Netherlands and returns to the Eredivisie with one of the country’s biggest clubs.

Also heading to the Netherlands is Danilo Pantic, who has side joined Excelsior on loan for the coming campaign.

The 19-year-old Serbian midfielder joined Chelsea last summer, spending that season with Vitesse Arnhem.

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