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Batshuayi nearing Valencia exit, Chelsea return?

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The end approaches

Manchester United v Valencia - UEFA Champions League Group H Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

It looks like the end of the road is near for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi at Valencia. Both the club and the loanee are having terrible seasons, with Los Murciélagos sitting 15th and Michy currently on 3 goals in 19 appearances (871 minutes) for the season.

Batshuayi was meant to stay for the whole year, but Valencia are apparently not too keen on that anymore. That's according to Marca (via Sport Witness), who claim that Valencia are actively looking for a way out.

There have been similar rumors before (followed by denials from Michy), but that was before Valencia head coach Marcelino basically confirmed that the arrangement is no longer what's best for Valencia.

“At the right time we will analyse the final situation and we will decide [what to do with Batshuayi].”

“There is a transfer [clause], I do not know what the situation is contractually, but for all parties who want to leave, we will look for what is best for Valencia and thus the appropriate decisions will be made.”

-Marcelino; source: Goal

While Valencia cannot unilaterally cancel the deal it would beappear, Chelsea would have little reason to force them to keep Michy against their wil.

One way to resolve the situation is to arrange a new loan.

Another, more intriguing way would be to give him a chance under Sarri, especially given the recent Morata exit/loan rumors. Perhaps we can fix two bad situations with one easy move.

Michy has been far from great in Spain, but he had proven himself in France and Germany, and had good spells for Chelsea already as well. It can't be much worse than Morata's seemingly hopeless situation, right?