Transfer news; Michy Batshuayi to given chance to play in Chelsea-Maurizio Sarri

The Belgian striker Batshuayi has endured a frustrating career at Stamford Bridge during which he has been starved of regular opportunities in the side.

Batshuayi spent the second half of last season on loan at Borussia Dortmund where he scored nine times in 14 games.

The striker had attracted the interest of Crystal Palace and Valencia over the close season, who had both been hopeful of taking him on loan.

Chelsea signed Batshuayi from Marseille in 2016, for £33million but since then he has played just 32 times in the top flight, scoring seven goals.

He found his path to a starting role limited because of the tactics favoured by former boss Antonio Conte which saw the Blues playing with one man up front.

That meant he played second fiddle to Diego Costa in his first season, and was then left kicking his heels after Chelsea signed Alvaro Morata for £58m.

But Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri has told striker, Michy Batshuayi that he has a future at the club this season.

According to RMC Sport, Sarri has held talks with Batshuayi and has told the striker that he is part of his plans for Chelsea’s upcoming campaign.

The report also claimed that Batshuayi is happy at Chelsea and will not push for a move away before the end of the summer window.

Batshuayi has found first-team football hard to come by so far at Chelsea. He’s bagged seven goals in just 32 Premier League games.

Batshuayi has returned to the West London club following his holiday after Belgium’s 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign but he has not yet started pre-season training with the Blues.


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