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Gary Cahill excited by Bertrand Traore's Chelsea future

Gary Cahill says that Bertrand Traore could have a long and successful future at Chelsea.

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has heaped praise on young midfielder Bertrand Traore for his performances on their Asia tour.

The 17-year-old Burkina Faso international featured on several occasions for the Blues during their travels and scored twice with some impressive displays for the club.

Cahill believes that Traore, who has been listed as a trialist as the Europa League winners are unable to offer him a professional deal until he turns 18, could have a long future at Chelsea.

"I don't know the ins and outs of the situation, but he's certainly done himself no harm in the two weeks we've been here," Cahill told The Independent.

"It's too early to say he's ready to do this and that, and we don't want to get carried away, but he's certainly not looked out of place in training alongside some top international players.

"He's a young lad but I'm sure he's got a bright future at Chelsea."

Traore turns 18 on September 6.

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