Bertrand Traore is being wasted on the substitutes bench at Chelsea and Dutch club Ajax have asked about taking him on loan, Blues scout Piet de Visser has told Voetbal International.
Traore, 20, joined the Chelsea first-team squad last summer after spending 18 months on loan at Vitesse Arnhem, where he scored 17 goals in 48 appearances.
But he has since made only three appearances in all competitions, playing just 60 minutes, and is yet to feature under interim manager Guus Hiddink.
Reports this week suggested Ajax were pursuing a deal to sign Traore on loan in January, and De Visser said the youngster needed the chance to show his ability.
“Marc Overmars has already asked about him, but [former Chelsea boss] Jose Mourinho did not want to let him go,” De Visser told Voetbal International.
“At this time, he is on the bench at Chelsea. That’s a shame, because Bertrand is a super talent.
“He has tremendous technique and is cool in finishing. At Vitesse, he stood out. At Ajax, he would be working with better players.”
Hiddink revealed on Wednesday that Chelsea would hold talks with Crystal Palace in a bid to resolve the confusion surrounding the future of striker Patrick Bamford.
Earlier this month, Bamford, 22, signalled his intention to cut short his “terrible” loan spell at Selhurst Park and seek regular first-team football.
He later posted a tweet in which he said his comments had been “taken completely out of context.”