According to The Sun, Chelsea will cut their asking price for out-of-form striker Michy Batshuayi ahead of this summer’s transfer market.
The newspaper adds that the Blues valued the charismatic forward at £40m in the January transfer market, but with the ace’s contract expiring next year – they’re prepared to slash that price to avoid losing the player for nothing.
The 26-year-old is prepared to run down his contract with the west Londoners. The ace has shared the responsibility of being youngster Tammy Abraham’s backup with France international Olivier Giroud this season.
Batshuayi has eight goals and three assists in 25 matches across all competitions this season. In spite of the ace was performing fairly well whilst TAmmy was fit and starting – the Belgian’s performances have dipped since the star was tasked with leading Chelsea’s line following the Englishman’s injury.
With Olivier’s future also uncertain, it looks as though Frank Lampard will need to strengthen his side’s forward ranks considerably in the near future.
Meantime, Manchester United are reportedly planning to formalise their long-standing interest in Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho as soon as the current campaign comes to an end. Chelsea have also been credited with an interest in the 19-year-old ace but the Red Devils are thought to be the youngster’s preference.
The Red Devils are ready to offer the England international a £200,000-a-week deal in order to lure him to Old Trafford, although their hopes of securing their No.1 target could be affected by whether or not they qualify for next campaign’s Champions League.