Leeds United eye Michy Batshuayi transfer

Blues manager Frank Lampard is keen to offload the Belgian with Leeds pondering a possible move for the player.

The Daily Mail believes Leeds Boss Marcelo Bielsa is looking to reunite with Batshuayi again as the pair have previously worked together at Marseille.

Batshuayi’s time at Chelsea looks to be up as Blues boss Lampard is looking to bolster his transfer budget.

Chelsea’s Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi looks on during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north-west England, on November 23, 2019. – Manchester City won the game 2-1. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY GETTY IMAGES VIA EURO SPORT.

Batshuayi has been linked to other Premier League clubs such as West Ham and Crystal Palace. Palace is said to be interested after the Belgian spent the 2018-19 season on loan at Selhurst Park. Batshuayi has been offered in exchange for Declan Rice but this has since been rejected.

Why Chelsea want to sell

Chelsea is hoping to free up £100,000-a-week from a sale that would boost their transfer and wage budget going forward.

The Blues are clearing space as they look to fund deals for Kai Havertz and Ben Chilwell.

Why Leeds should pursue a deal

The Belgian would be a helpful addition to Leeds attack which so far only consists of Tyler Roberts and Patrick Bamford going into next season.

Leeds United’s return to the Premier League will see them come up against Liverpool on day one. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY ALEX DODD/CAMERA-SPORT VIA GETTY IMAGES.

A change of scenery might do Batshuayi some good as the player has shown glimpses of talent but lacks consistency. With Giroud, Abraham, and Werner all further up the pecking order Batshuayi’s days at Stamford Bridge look numbered.

A familiar face in Bielsa could easily help the Belgian recapture the form that made Chelsea fork out €39m previously.

Transfer Verdict

While unlikely the Blues will recoup the €39m they paid Marseille in 2016/17, Chelsea will want to cut their losses and look to move on Batshuayi who is currently valued at €14m.

Chelsea is hoping to free up £100,000-a-week from a sale that would boost their transfer and wage budget going forward. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY GETTY IMAGES VIA SPORTS ILLUSTRATED.

Selling Batshuayi would help Chelsea raise transfer funds and help the forward resurrect his career, a win-win for both parties.

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