The latest on the future of Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi26th May 2018
Kristof Terreur has this morning provided a brief update on the future of Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi, amid rumours of a permanent departure from the club this summer.
Batshuayi, a 24-year-old Belgian international, has been on the books at Stamford Bridge since his arrival from Ligue 1 outfit Marseille in the summer of 2016.
However, despite the hefty 40 million Euro transfer fee splashed out on his services, along with the weighty expectations on his young shoulders, Batshuayi has since struggled for regular game-time at Stamford Bridge.
On the move
As such, when the Blues announced the arrival of Olivier Giroud at the club from London rivals Arsenal on transfer deadline day in January, it was widely expected that Batshuayi would be moving on, at least temporarily.
In the end, the chain reaction of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s departure from Borussia Dortmund for Arsenal (which in turn allowed Giroud to make the move to Stamford Bridge) saw the ‘Batsman’ replace ‘Auba’ at the Westfalenstadion on loan for the remainder of the season.
Batshuayi subsequently went on to enjoy a stellar start to life in Germany, racking up 9 goals and an assist in his first 14 appearances for the club.
However, an ankle injury picked up by the Belgian during a Bundesliga clash with Schalke last month saw Batshuayi ruled out for the remainder of the campaign.
Nevertheless, despite the striker’s injury, and Chelsea having reportedly made it clear to Dortmund that they do not intend to part with Batshuayi this summer, the German giants are expected to tempt the Blues with a big-money offer.
Decision ‘after the World Cup’
And highly-respected Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur has this morning provided an update on both Dortmund and Batshuayi’s plans moving forward, as outlined below:
There have been contacts between Dortmund and Chelsea over Michy Batshuayi. The German club would like to sign him on a permanent basis. No decisions taken. Player will decide his future after the World Cup. #cfc pic.twitter.com/Soi4uuFPkP
— Kristof Terreur 📰 (@HLNinEngeland) May 26, 2018
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