Michy Batshuayi has a year left on his contract at Chelsea and a week ago, Het Laatste Nieuws reported the forward’s time at Stamford Bridge is coming to an end.
Earlier today, The Times explained the Blues are interested in West Ham United’s Declan Rice and are willing to offer Ross Barkley and Michy Batshuayi as part of the deal.
Het Nieuwsblad have echoed the claims made by The Times. They further explain the west London club are ‘looking for a solution’ for the 26-year-old in order save €130,000 per week in wages.
The Belgium international is no longer included in Frank Lampard’s plans, which is why they ‘tried to offer’ him to the Hammers.
West Ham had previously shown interest in the former Marseille man, and Chelsea’s idea is to include him in an exchange operation for Rice.
It’s claimed the player’s chances of joining David Moyes’ side are ‘slim’ because Batshuayi has made it clear via his agent that he has no plans to join West Ham.
With Chelsea wanting to work out a sale and with Batshuayi not interested in joining West Ham, both parties will have to find another solution.
The Belgian’s chances of featuring regularly for Chelsea look slim and therefore, the attacker needs to find a new club this summer.