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Belgium head coach Marc Wilmots confirms Batshuayi medical, impending Chelsea transfer

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If this were Wheel of Fortune, the board would read "It's h_pp_nin_!".  We're that close.  Here's Belgium head coach Marc Wilmots speaking about Michy Batshuayi's situation at the pre-match press conference a couple hours ago.

"I think it is best that players are busy with transfers. This shows that they have worked hard. They had a free afternoon yesterday and some took the opportunity to move forward with transfer issues. It's good to solve these problems."

"He did not ask me for advice [over the move]. Marseille just asked me to release him for two hours for a medical visit from 10 am to noon. That's all."

-Marc Wilmots; source: L'Equipe via Evening Standard

Batshuayi had been scheduled to speak to the media alongside Wilmots, but he was withdrawn from those duties on account of the medical.  According to several reports, that's now done as well, so all we're waiting for are the final signatures and confirmations.

W_lcom_ to Ch_ls_a, Michy!

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