Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi is heading ‘towards the exit’, according to DH in Belgium.
The forward, who has not featured for Chelsea since February, has a contract at Stamford Bridge until 2021, and it’s claimed West Ham United and Crystal Palace ‘could be interested’ in the 26-year-old.
That’s helped by the fact the Blues will make him available in the transfer market, therefore making things a bit easier should the Hammers and/or the Eagles come knocking.
Any transfer wouldn’t be cheap, however, as the report states Frank Lampard’s side will try to recover ‘all or part’ of the €40m invested in signing the player in 2016.
With a year left on the contract, DH add potential buyers will be tempted to lower Batshuayi’s price tag.
Such a move by the likes of Crystal Palace, West Ham or other interested clubs could lead them to face complications because of Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia’s reputation of being a tough negotiator.
Then again, the Blues have already signed Timo Werner from RB Leipzig and with Olivier Giroud extending his contract for one more season, Batshuayi will have no place at Chelsea next season.
It’s worth reminding everyone the former Marseille man spent the second half of last season on loan at Selhurst Park, scoring five goals in 11 league appearances, and seemingly enjoyed his time there.