There has not yet been official confirmation but the forward, who spent last season on loan at Ajax, has already posed in a Lyon shirt. Chelsea signed Traoré from Auxerre in 2013 but he made just 16 senior appearances for the club. After an impressive loan spell at Vitesse Arnhem, the Burkina Faso international returned to Stamford Bridge and scored four times in the 2015/16 season. Last year he returned to the Eredivisie and scored 13 goals in 35 appearances for Ajax as the Dutch side reached the Europa League final. A versatile forward capable of leading the line or playing on the wing. With Memphis, Rachid Ghezal, Mathieu Valbuena and Nabil Fekir all vying for places in the front four, Traoré will face plenty of competition. His signing could be a hint that Lyon are preparing to sell Arsenal target Alexandre Lacazette. The Gunners have been strongly linked with a move for the 26-year-old and are reportedly in talks with the Ligue 1 side this week as they look to complete a deal.