While it may seem like it’s all sunshine and flowers at Chelsea under Frank Lampard, some aren’t entirely happy.
The former midfielder’s promotion of the youth team products has pushed players towards the fringes, and among those is Michy Batshuayi.
The Belgian has 12 appearances for the Blues this season, and seven goals in them to boot, but has only managed two starts for the senior side, both coming in the Carabao Cup.
It’s a less than ideal situation for the 26-year-old, who probably fancied his chances at earning a regular first-team spot at Chelsea this season.
His situation has created the inevitable flurry of rumours about a departure, potentially in January, and one destination that has been mooted is Anderlecht.
The Chelsea striker rubbished that idea in the summer, and again recently, and now it seems it won’t be on offer anyway.
According to Voetbal 24, Anderlecht have realised that a move for Batshuayi is ‘not feasible’ and his potential arrival is now ‘completely gone.’
They had still hoped to lure the Belgium international to the club, but he’s made it clear he doesn’t feel like moving to the rivals of the club he played as a child, Standard Liege.
As such, ‘a deal will not come’, and Anderlecht have drawn a line under their interest, leaving Batshuayi to either fight it out at Chelsea or move elsewhere.