Chelsea are expected to ramp up their search for another striker after sanctioning a loan move for Bertrand Traore.
The Burkina Faso international broke into the first-team at Stamford Bridge late last year but is heading for a season-long stay at Ajax.
Traore is understood to been keen to link up with his former coach Peter Bosz, who he worked with at Vitesse Arnhem during another loan stint, at the Amsterdam Arena.
He departs having scored four goals in 16 appearances for the Blues last term as he played an increasingly regular role under interim manager Guus Hiddink.
Traore also featured in Chelsea’s pre-season programme and was happy with his status at the club as the club’s tour of the United States came to a close.
“The pre-season has been good so far,” Traore said earlier this month.
“I have been playing almost every game and that is important for me to prepare well and get my fitness level high.
“I work hard in training to get some minutes during the games and I have got these minutes, so I am happy with this situation.”
His departure leaves Chelsea boss Antonio Conte with just three senior centre forwards on the books in west London as the new Premier League season approaches.
Diego Costa, who has been linked with a return to Atletico Madrid, new signing Michy Batshuayi and forgotten man Loic Remy are all vying for starting spots.
Remy has long been tipped to leave the Bridge this summer after failing to force his way into the team since joining from Queens Park Rangers two years ago.
The Frenchman has been touted as possible makeweight in a transfer swoop for Romelu Lukaku, with Chelsea keen to see the Belgian return from Everton.
Ronald Koeman’s side continue to play hardball over their valuation of the player but Lukaku is said to be excited about the prospect of having another chance at Chelsea.
Inter Milan star Mauro Icardi has been mentioned as an alternative to Lukaku if the Goodison Park outfit stand firm and block his move back to the capital.