Transfer news: Chelsea loan out Bertrand Traore to Vitesse Arnhem

Last Updated: 02/01/14 10:06pm

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Chelsea have loaned recently-arrived teenager Bertrand Traore to Vitesse Arnhem until the end of the season.

The 18-year-old midfielder, an international with Burkina Faso, signed professional terms with the Blues on January 1 but is already on his way out of Stamford Bridge - albeit temporarily.

Dutch side Vitesse, who currently sit second in the Eredivisie, are likely to offer Traore first-team opportunities.

A statement on the Chelsea website read: "Traore signed for Chelsea following a successful trial period with the club during the summer, and now heads to the Netherlands to gain first-team experience.

"Traore will link up with a Vitesse side which is currently second in the Eredivisie, on the same points as leaders Ajax."

Two further Chelsea youngsters on loan at Vitesse - defender Sam Hutchinson and forward Gael Kakuta - have been recalled to London by manager Jose Mourinho.

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