Report: Chelsea to fork out £33 million for Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi

Belgian international Michy Batshuayi is set to undergo a medical ahead of a £33 million move from Ligue 1 side Marseille to Chelsea.

The 22-year-old is currently part his nation’s EURO 2016 squad and scored in their last outing against Hungary but will be given leave to go through the formalities ahead of the switch.


If there are no issues with the medial, Batshuayi will be the club’s first signing of the Antonio Conte era.

Batshuayi, who scored in his country’s 4-0 win over Hungary at Euro 2016 on Sunday, had been the subject of bids from West Ham and Juventus earlier this summer before Crystal Palace had a €38m (£31.6m) offer accepted by the Marseille president, Vincent Labrune, on Monday.


However, the player always had reservations about moving to Selhurst Park and, while Chelsea cannot offer European football next season, their late and surprise entry into the auction effectively turned his head.

The Guardian

Batshuayi played 78 times for Marseille, scoring 33 goals, having begun his professional career with Standard Liège in the Belgian Pro League.

He has six Belgium caps to his name and has scored three times so far.

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