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The 25-year-old, who can operate as a winger or striker, first came to England as a 17-year-old to study at Hartpury College and the Nike academy and had trials with Manchester City.
He has scored 21 goals in 58 games for Lorient and has been tracked by Celtic, Brighton and Fulham too in recent months.
Traore, who has been considered by Chelsea in the past, is ready to leave with his only appearance so far coming off the bench against Burton Albion.
Boro are weighing up options to replace Traore with Huddersfield Town's Joe Lolley, Marvin Johnson of Oxford United and Liverpool's Ryan Kent among the players on their wishlist.
For now, though, their priciest player on show at Wembley Stadium on Sunday is set to be Mousa Dembele, who cost £15m in 2012.
The bookmakers have Tottenham as favourites to win, as they see Antonio Conte’s Chelsea as a wounded animal.
The 19-year-old centre-back had seem destined for Paris St Germain but is keen on working with Pochettino.
KIERAN GILL: Tottenham Hotspur broke the bank by their standards to sign 21-year-old Davinson Sanchez for £42million on a six-year deal on Friday.
Rafael Benitez has reportedly bid £13million for the Belgian as he looks to bolster his midfield on the Magpies' return to the Premier League.
The 23-year-old made over 182 appearances for Anderlecht before moving to Serie A in 2016.
SIMON JONES: Leeds are weighing up a move for Sheffield Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes as they prepare to sell Chris Wood to Burnley.
Wolves are leading the chase for Rhodes who is available despite figuring in Wednesday's opening games of the season.