Departures are still possible at Chelsea after a whirlwind 48 hours which saw the Blues become the second biggest spenders in the summer transfer window. Belgian international striker Michy Batshuayi’s departure is looking ever more likely with a report in Spanish news source El Desmarque via Football.London stating that Valencia are the frontrunners to bring in Batshuayi on a season-long loan deal.
Alvaro Morata has been the main starting striker during pre-season, despite not exactly sparkling with his form – but with the competitive games starting again in the Premier League on Saturday, Maurizio Sarri will be hoping to the Spaniard finally find the kind of form that made him the biggest transfer the club had made (until the arrival of goalkeeper Kepa a couple of days ago).
Olivier Giroud is also set to return after an extended break from winning the World Cup – and with Sarri only likely to deploy one striker the same fate is likely to fall on Michy Batshuayi as it did under Antonio Conte – seeking first team football elsewhere.
There have been noises coming out of Stamford Bridge that Michy Batshuayi is likely to be given chances to prove he can be a part of Maurizio Sarri’s starting eleven, but Valencia are looking likely to test the club and player’s resolve with a bid guaranteeing the 24-year old first team football this season.
Fellow La Liga side Sevilla are another who are looking at the Belgian according to Football.London’s source, but it’s said that Batshuayi favours a move to Valencia who impressed in La Liga last season – clinching Champions League football.
The 24-year old spent the final half of last season out on-loan at German side Borussia Dortmund, and before picking up a season ending injury impressed – bagging seven goals in 10 appearances for the club.