The Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi is set to leave Chelsea in the summer to come permanently.
Reports from Foot Mercato via Football France say that after the arrival of new players, the 26-year-old set his mind to leave Stamford Bridge as he thinks his club place is not assured.
The move to leave Chelsea is instigated by the strikers’ urge to make the Belgian squad in next year’s Euros with manager Roberto Martinez saying previously that he will only pick players who are active for their clubs.
Batshuayi joined Chelsea in 2016 for €39m in 2016 from Olympique Marseille and after a series of loan spells in and outside England, he has not been able to cement his place as Chelsea’s main striker.
A return to France has been rumoured but another loan move in England is a possibility too with his wages said to be a major issue from his suitors.
Manager Frank Lampard has always preferred young striker Tammy Abraham to lead his strike force with Olivier Giroud being the man to lead the club’s strike force in recent games.
The arrival of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech further dims Batshuayi’s chances in the team and with the club set to add other players in their attack, it is clear that the Belgian isn’t part of Lampard plans.
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