Chelsea loanee Bertrand Traore keen to extend Vitesse spell

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The highly-rated attacker is prospering with the Eredivise club and now eager for a longer stay.

Chelsea loanee Bertrand Traore has told Dutch newspaper De Gelderlander that he would be open to extending his stint at Vitesse past the end of the current season.

Traore, 19, spent the second half of last term on loan at Vitesse after signing for Chelsea from Auxerre, before re-joining the club for the 2014-15 campaign along with fellow Blues prospects Josh McEachran and Wallace.

The promising forward has sine netted seven goals in 21 Eredivise games to help his side up to fifth-place in the table, including three in the past four matches.

After growing accustomed to life in the Netherlands, the Burkina Faso international now seems to be reaping the benefits of regular first-team football and, with places in Chelsea’s star-studded squad at a premium, sees no reason to return to Stamford Bridge at this point in time.

"I enjoy Vitesse. I'm learning every day and am part of a great group. I play, I create goals," he said.

"Anything is possible. I am still young and I won't rule out a longer stay in Arnhem. I love the Netherlands. It is quiet here. I don't like crowds. I live in Oosterbeek. Boring? No, the people are nice. I can concentrate on football."

However, Traore did concede that the decision on his future would be up to Chelsea, adding: If I stay in the summer, it has to be up to Chelsea.

"Like the other Chelsea players, I occasionally get a visit and there is regular contact by telephone. Then, I hear what is going well and what could be improved. I do not regret my choice of Vitesse. I have learned a lot from the coaches and players. I think this is my best season so far."

Chelsea and Vitesse have both been linked since late-2010, when Georgian owner Merab Jordania, a close friend of Roman Abramovich, brought the Dutch club, with the likes of Nemanja Matic, Gael Kakuta, Tomas Kalas, Christian Atsu, Patrick van Aanholt and Lucas Piazon all since spending time in Arnhem as part of their partnership.

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