Leeds have reportedly joined the race to sign Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi as Frank Lampard looks to get rid of the Belgian and bolster his transfer funds this summer.
Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi could return to Crystal Palace this summer. The London Evening Standard says Palace are ready to get in on the act of signing Batshuayi, should Leeds fail to land him.
The 26-year-old spent time at Selhurst Park on loan last season, scoring five goals in 11 games. The Eagles are making inquiries and will gladly sign him on a full-time basis.
Leeds have also reportedly joined the race to sign the wantaway Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi as Frank Lampard looks to get rid of the Belgian and bolster his transfer funds this summer.
Batshuayi has been told he has no future at Stamford Bridge. He was already the third choice behind Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud last season before Timo Werner was signed this summer.
According to the Evening Standard, Marcelo Bielsa is keen to work with the striker again after their time together at Marseille.
Batshuayi, who scored 10 goals in 29 appearances under the Argentine in France, would bring valuable Premier League knowledge to a squad desperately lacking in top-flight experience.
Batshuayi made just 25 appearances across all competitions last season for the Blues, scoring eight goals and providing three assists.
Frank Lampard is also desperately chasing defenders and is actively looking to sell some fringe players to free up some funds and he will be glad to clear the Belgian’s £100,000-a-week wages from their bill.
He has also been offered to West Ham as part of an exchange deal for Declan Rice but the Hammers swiftly rejected the proposal.
With just one year left on his contract, Chelsea would do well to collect any decent amount in transfer fees in return for Batshuayi, though at the moment, the Blues are hopeful of getting a fee around €25m, which would be a club record for Leeds.
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