Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi is reportedly eager to get a deadline day transfer to the club’s London rivals Tottenham.
The Belgium international is back at Stamford Bridge after a failed loan at Valencia, having also been loaned out to Borussia Dortmund last season.
Despite showing some promise, Batshuayi has never established himself as a regular at Chelsea an exit for him now makes sense.
However, it’s also unsurprising that the Blues don’t want to allow a potentially lethal forward to strengthen a top four rival between now and May.
Spurs need cover for Harry Kane up front and Batshuayi could be a very decent option in the short term.
Still, despite the Telegraph and Mirror both claiming the 25-year-old is pushing for a move across London, it seems CFC are playing hard-ball.
These tweets below give mixed information, but it’s claimed Chelsea are either only ready to loan Batshuayi out – and would demand more from Tottenham than they would have from West Ham, or let him go permanently for as much as £40million.
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) January 31, 2019
UPDATE: A tweet from the Mirror has since been deleted, so it remains to be seen if there’s really much potential for a loan move of any kind.