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Paris Saint-Germain launch futile attempt for Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi — reports

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A new wrinkle in the Batshuayi rumors.

Chelsea v Peterborough United - The Emirates FA Cup Third Round Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi arrived at Stamford Bridge on a €40m transfer and with hopes of continuing to take purposeful strides in his career after representing the Belgian national team at Euro 2016. As yet however, he hasn't had much success in this regard, and with Diego Costa in the form of his life as Chelsea's leading goalscorer, Bats has found it difficult to break on through to our starting line-ups.

Given Batshuayi's predicament of only getting significant playing time in cup games, Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain have made an attempt for his acquisition according to French newspaper L'Equipe. The Parisians are trying to find someone who can support Uruguayan centre forward Edinson Cavani in his duties, and Batshuayi would be PSG's first choice to fill that role. They are also rumoured to be chasing Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente, with whom Chelsea have been linked rather heavily as well.

PSG director of football Patrick Kluivert apparently contacted Chelsea to inquire about a potential move for Batshuayi, but his approach was swiftly turned down. According to the report, Chelsea’s denial was firm enough that they couldn't even discuss the terms of whether the switch would be a loan or a permanent deal.

Though Chelsea were quick tell them off, it is believed that PSG — as they have tended to do rather annoyingly with other targets at Chelsea in the past — will continue to make attempts for Batshuayi, who would likely reject the move himself considering that he would be behind yet another in-form striker in Edinson Cavani in the pecking order there anyway. Batshuayi is also seen as the 'future of Chelsea' by manager Antonio Conte not to mention, and the club certainly aren't willing to let go of our young and prized prospect.

With the FA Cup under way and Batshuayi giving a good impression in his first game of the competition, he will likely be Conte's first choice to lead the charge in the future round(s) to come, while continuing to back up Costa in the league. PSG may be persistent, but they’re wasting their own time.