Expected to sign Wissam Ben Yedder in the next few days, AS Monaco might not be done in their quest to bolster their attack before the end of the French transfer window on September 2nd.
The Sevilla striker will come in to replace Falcao, whose exit to Galatasaray is reportedly being worked on, but the principality club feel they might some extra firepower to go alongside the newly capped France international.
That’s where Michy Batshuayi comes in, according to Mercato365, as the Belgian was left out of Frank Lampard’s squad to face Manchester United at the weekend, preferring both Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud to lead the line instead.
Despite arriving from Marseille for a hefty fee, the striker struggled to convince Maurizio Sarri last season and was sent out on two different loans.
An initial spell to Valencia proved unsuccessful and Batshuayi was then sent to Crystal Palace for the second half of the season, where he found himself more at ease.
However, Lampard’s reluctance to select the 25-year-old suggests another loan could be useful for all parties, and Monaco remain at the window.
It’s stated Leonardo Jardim’s side are ‘following the player closely’, even if Chelsea haven’t ‘officially’ put the player up for sale.
The door is reportedly closed for now, but Monaco are still ‘hoping’ it opens up between now and the end of the month.