Michy Batshuayi will stay at Chelsea and try to persuade Frank Lampard to give him a chance in the first team, Daily Mail reports.
The 26-year-old Belgian striker has not yet made an official appearance under the new manager, being excluded from the match squad on both Premier League matchdays.
However, in Monday’s game for the development squad against Liverpool, Batshuayi scored a brace which hopefully impressed Lampard who watched the game.
So far, the striker’s position is occupied either by Tammy Abraham or by Olivier Giroud who scored 1 goal in 3 competitive games this season.
Earlier, Evening Standard has claimed that Batshuayi is likely to stay put but can reassess his position come next transfer window.
The Belgium international wants to participate in Euro 2020, which means he will need regular practice on the pitch.
Frank Lampard himself has already heavily hinted at Michy staying at Stamford Bridge.
“The future is Michy is here as one of our strikers,” Lampard said. “We know we have three strikers but there will be opportunities for him.
“With Michy it’s important he trains at the top, top level every day, gets himself absolutely fit to play the way I want my strikers to play, which is constant movement on and off the ball and to try and score goals.
“But he’s very much our player and competing with Tammy and Oli for that space.”