Bertrand Traore
Bertrand Traore has been limited to just three appearances off the bench this season  Getty

Chelsea scout Piet de Visser believes Bertrand Traore should consider a move to Ajax, revealing the Dutch club have already tried to sign him on loan. The 20-year-old was granted a work permit allowing him to play in England in May, joining up with the Chelsea first-team squad in the summer following an 18-month loan spell in Netherlands with Vitesse Arnhem.

Under former manager Jose Mourinho, the winger made three appearances off the bench this season with some beginning to feel the Burkina Faso international is being wasted at Stamford Bridge.

Blues scout De Visser is one who believes the youngster stands a better chance away from his parent club, revealing Ajax's director of football, Marc Overmars, has already tried to lure him to the Amsterdam Arena.

"Marc Overmars has already asked about him, but Jose Mourinho did not want to let him go," De Visser told Voetbal International. "At this time, he is on the bench at Chelsea. That's a shame, because Bertrand is a super talent.

"He has tremendous technique and is cool in finishing. At Vitesse he stood out; at Ajax he would be working with better players."

Traore thrived during his 18-month spell in the Netherlands with Vitesse prior to his arrival at Stamford Bridge, scoring 16 goals in 42 appearances. So far, his playing time has been limited appearances off the bench against Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Champions League, in the Capital One Cup against Stoke and in the Premier League against Bournemouth.

The Daily Mail claims Ajax are already in talks with Chelsea over a deal to bring the player back to the Eredivisie.