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Lukaku congratulating Traore
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho has asked English authorities to expedite action for Burkina Faso youth international Bertrand Traore to gain a UK work permit to enable him play for the Blues this season.
The 17-year-old Burkina Faso international, in his second six-week trial spell at Chelsea, excelled in the Blues tour of Malaysia and was named in the Man-of-the-match in their match on Sunday.
Foreign players from outside the EU must get a work permit that requires that a player must have played for his country’s senior national team for the past two years.
As Traore does not immediately qualify for a work permit under this rule even though he played for his country at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, Mourinho says Traore must be given a special consideration.
After impressing academy coaches in 2012, Mourinho watched a DVD of the athletic midfielder before inviting him to the Asia tour.
As he is not 18 until December, Chelsea and Traore must wait to sign a...
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