Round-up: Signings close for Chelsea and QPR

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Bertrand Traore has completed a move from Chelsea to Lyon.The Burkina Faso international, 21, joined Chelsea in 2013 and impressed when given a chance in the first team.However, he did not feature under Antonio Conte, spending last season on loan at Ajax.Forward Traore has signed a five-year contract with the French champions, who have paid Chelsea around £8.8m. Bakayoko signing closeEmbed from Getty ImagesChelsea are close to completing the signing of France international Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco.The 22-year-old midfielder is among Chelsea’s top transfer targets this summer and is expected to finalise his move in the coming days.Bakayoko joined Monaco from Rennes in 2014 and made his France debut in March. England Under-19 squad namedEmbed from Getty ImagesSix Chelsea players have been named in England’s squad for next month’s European Under-19 Championship in Georgia.They include Reece James (pictured), who was part of the squad that won the Toulon Tournament earlier this month.Trevoh Chalobah, Jay Dasilva, Jacob Maddox, Mason Mount and Dujon Sterling have also been called up, as have Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon and Tayo Edun.England will begin their Group B campaign against Bulgaria on Monday 3 July and will also face Netherlands and Germany. Scowen agrees terms with QPRJosh Scowen has agreed personal terms with QPR.The midfielder, 24, is available on a Bosman free transfer and looks set to complete a move to Loftus Road when his Barnsley contract expires at the end of the month.Rangers recently offered a contract to Scowen, who is keen to move this summer.He has accepted the offer, paving the way for a return south after two-and-a-half years with Barnsley.The Hertfordshire-born Scowen joined the Tykes from Wycombe in January 2015 and has made 96 league appearances for them, scoring 10 goals. Talks over Bowler continueEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR and Everton remain in talks over the possible sale of Josh Bowler.West London Sport recently revealed that Rangers had turned down an offer from Everton for Bowler, subsequently revealed that they would offer him a new contract and later that their offer had been rejected.Bowler’s refusal to sign a new deal left Rangers resigned to losing the 18-year-old winger and talks with Everton have therefore continued.He is under contract until the summer of 2018, having signed an 18-month deal in February this year.Sky Sports News HQ, meanwhile, believe a deal is close to being agreed. R’s looking to offload BorysiukEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR are looking to tie up a deal for Ariel Borysiuk to leave on a permanent basis. The Poland international, signed from Legia Warsaw last summer, failed to impress R’s boss Ian Holloway and was made available in January.He returned to his former club Lechia Gdańsk on loan for the remainder of the season. They appear to be interested in keeping him, while other clubs have been made aware of his availability.Rangers are in talks with Blackburn over the potential sale of Ben Gladwin, while a number of clubs are interested in Michael Doughty, including Peterborough United.Gladwin, Doughty and Borysiuk were all left out of the QPR squad that travelled to Portugal at the weekend for a pre-season training camp.last_img read more