Chelsea are hoping to offload Michy Batshuayi this summer and have offered his services to Championship winners Leeds.
According to Get French Football News (GFFN), the Blues are hoping to cash in on their forgotten striker and are looking to strike a deal with Marcelo Bielsa.
Should Chelsea keep or sell Michy Batshuayi?
Frank Lampard has shown that he is serious about pushing for success next season after already welcoming Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner through the door. More new signings look to be on the table as the Stamford Bridge legend trawls the transfer market.
It seems only a matter of time before heavily-linked Kai Havertz make the move to West London, after agreeing personal terms with Marina Granovskaia. Lampard has also outlined that Chelsea are in need of a defensive makeover and is particularly eager to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga in goal.
Despite Roman Abramovich offering a £120m summer budget, the former England international clearly has more lavish spending in mind. As a result, he is hoping to offload some fringe players in order to make up the funds.
Whilst Batshuayi could suit a newly-promoted club like Leeds, Chelsea have very little chance of doing business with the Elland Road outfit. According to the GFFN report, the Whites are being bombarded with offers from French agents looking to send their clients to the Championship winners.
Leeds’ last season in the Premier League was back in 2004 and they will be taking extra care to ensure that they don’t slip back into the second tier any time soon. Bielsa and co are going to be diligent in selecting new personnel to ensure that they have the best men for the job in the top flight.
With Batshuayi currently earning £100,000 per week, according to Spotrac, the Yorkshire side may be unable to accommodate such high wages.
Chelsea must therefore consider other options for the Belgian if they are hoping to ship him out on a permanent deal this summer.
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