- Chelsea reportedly set for double exit with Batshuayi, Musonda on way out
- Batshuayi to move to Dortmund on loan to fill Aubameyang void, as per Bild
- Meanwhile, Musonda set for loan move to Celtic to gain regular playing time
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Chelsea are reportedly set to see two players leave the club this week with Michy Batshuayi and Charly Musonda linked with exits.
As noted by The Express, Antonio Conte is far from impressed with the lack of depth at his disposal in the current Chelsea squad, and so the fact that two more players are on their way out may not please him too much.
Whether or not others come in to fill those voids will determine his mood, but according to Bild, Michy Batshuayi is set for a loan move to Borussia Dortmund as they look for an immediate replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who is set for a switch to Arsenal.
Batshuayi joined the Blues in 2016 from Marseille, and although he’s got 19 goals in 53 appearances for the club, he hasn’t convinced Conte to give him a regular run in the starting line-up, as evidenced by the number of brief appearances he’s made off the bench this season.
In turn, a temporary switch to the Bundesliga with a side like Dortmund might be a great move for him, with one eye also perhaps on a place in the Belgium squad for the World Cup in Russia this summer.
Bild claim that Aubameyang could be announced as an Arsenal player on Monday, but they want his replacement sorted as soon as possible which suggests that Batshuayi might be switching clubs in the coming hours.
However, similarly to Charly Musonda, who is reportedly having a medical at Celtic on Monday, as per The Sun, the pair will undoubtedly harbour hopes of returning to Stamford Bridge in the near future and staking their claim for a place in the Chelsea line-up.
It’s been a similar story for the 21-year-old, as he’s made just seven appearances for the senior side this season and he’ll be craving regular football to continue his development and improve his all-round game while gaining experience.
Given that it doesn’t look likely he’ll get that with Chelsea this year, a move to Celtic makes sense with The Sun noting that he’ll move on an 18-month deal with the Scottish champions to cover part of his wages and pay Chelsea a fee to take him on loan.
A popular figure with supporters having shown real promise at youth level, it remains to be seen if another top young talent gets away from Chelsea.
— Kristof Terreur ? (@HLNinEngeland) January 29, 2018