Chelsea to consider selling Batshuayi, plans made to sign midfielder

Chelsea could sell Michy Batshuayi to Borussia Dortmund in the summer, according to the latest report from the Evening Standard. However, the Blues are likely to demand more than £50m for the Belgian striker. Batshuayi is currently on loan at Dortmund, and the German club have admitted that they wish to convert the deal into a permanent one. The 24-year-old joined Chelsea in a £33.1m move from Marseille in the summer of 2016. However, his one-and-a-half seasons in West London were quite uneventful, and he never managed to get a foothold…

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Batshuayi’s future at Chelsea, but Hazard could leave in the summer

Michy Batshuayi has made a bright start to his loan spell at Borussia Dortmund, and quite obviously, it has raised questions over his future at Chelsea. The Belgian striker joined the Blues in a €40 million move from Marseille in the summer of 2016. In his one-and-a-half at Chelsea, he never quite managed to cement his place in Antonio Conte’s starting eleven. He was allowed to join Borussia Dortmund on a loan move in January as the Blues signed Olivier Giroud from Arsenal. Since his move, Batshuayi has scored three…

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Conte Plotting Swap Deal with West Ham?

Michy Batshuayi, who joined Chelsea from Marseille for £33m earlier this summer, is yet to start a League game for Antonio Conte this season and is understood to be unsettled at Stamford Bridge. Conte’s Chelsea has taken the Premier League by storm as they sit five points clear at the top of the table with Diego Costa leading the race for Golden Boot with 14 goals to his name. Even in the absence of suspended Costa, the former Juventus and Italy padrone started with Hazard up front instead of Michy Batshuayi.…

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Scouting Chelsea’s new golden boy Michy Batshuayi

Chelsea fans will be able to watch a new striker at Stamford Bridge next season, as the Blues paid £33.2 million to Marseille for Michy Batshuayi. Crystal Palace, West Ham and Juventus were also interested in the Belgium international, with Palace having their £31.6m bid accepted by the Ligue 1 club on Monday. However, Batshuayi turned down the move to Palace once Chelsea registered their interest in his services. The 22-year-old, who scored 23 goals in all competitions last season, will be the first signing of Antonio Conte’s spell at the…

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Chelsea clinch signing of Euro 2016 star, also interested in Argentina star

Chelsea are close to signing Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi in a deal worth £33.2 million, according to the a report by French source L’Equipe. He is expected to take a leave from Belgium camp, ahead of Friday’s quarter-final against Wales in Lille, and arrive in London for a medical and sign a five-year deal. The 22-year-old, who scored 23 goals in all competitions last season, will be the first signing of Antonio Conte’s spell at the West London club. Crystal Palace, West Ham and Juventus were also interested in the Belgium…

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Crystal Palace stun top clubs as huge bid for striker is accepted

Crystal Palace have agreed a fee £31.6 million with Marseille for Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi, according to a report by French source L’Equipe. Marseille are under pressure to balance their books and deliver on the budget that they had presented to the league’s financial watchdog the Direction Nationale du Contrôle de Gestion (DNCG). Therefore, Marseille are keen to sell the 22-year-old. Batshuayi provided 17 goals and nine assists during the past Ligue 1 season for a poor Marseille team, also sparking interest from the likes of West Ham, Tottenham, Liverpool, Atletico Madrid,…

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Arsenal tracking Euro 2016 star, facing Italian competition for star player and Ligue 1 targets

On Tuesday, the whole football world got to know Ivan Perisic. The Croatia international provided an assist and a stunning late goal against Spain, as Croatia beat the reigning European champions 2-1. The 27-year-old winger joined Serie A giants Inter for £12 million last summer from Bundesliga club Wolfsburg, after first impressing with Borussia Dortmund and Club Bruges. He provided seven goals and five assists in 34 league appearances during his first season in Italy. Arsenal have been said to have a long-term interest in Perisic and are actively tracking him…

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West Ham launch record bid for star striker to beat heavy competition

West Ham have reportedly launched a record bid to lure in Marseille’s striker Michy Batshuayi, according to The Guardian. However, the Hammers are facing heavy competition. West Ham are understood to be in talks over Batshuayi with the French club and any deal would break their record transfer fee, which currently stands at the £15 million the club paid Liverpool to sign Andy Carroll. According to reports in France, Marseille are under pressure to balance their books and deliver on the budget that they had presented to the league’s financial…

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Arsenal gossip: Cavani admits he could have left PSG, while approach made for Isco

Here is Tuesday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Reported Arsenal target Edinson Cavani has admitted that he had plenty of offers on the table to leave Paris Saint-Germain, according to the Metro. The Gunners were linked with a possible £45m move for the Uruguayan, but he revealed that he is more than happy where he currently is. “Many transfer opportunities presented themselves,” he said. “But PSG has always trusted me. This is the club who can give me what is better,” he added. The north London side have reportedly made…

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Arsenal to battle Tottenham in race to sign Belgian striker

Arsenal are set to battle with their north London rivals Tottenham in the race to sign Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi, according to the Daily Express. The 21-year-old was being pursued by several top clubs during the summer, but none were willing to meet the Ligue 1 side’s valuation of £22m (via Express). However, with both the Premier League rivals lacking depth up front, the Express report that a January move may well be on the cards. Although the Gunners have Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud to call upon to spearhead their attack,…

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