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Everton weighing up £18m offer for Batshuayi — report

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Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi is leaving Valencia, but isn’t heading back to Chelsea. Maurizio Sarri apparently has no use for him.

But others might, including Everton apparently, who are “considering” a move as per multiple reports. Plus, as per the Telegraph, there are other unnamed teams supposedly watching the Batshuayi situation as well.

Everton couldn’t possibly just loan Batshuayi as they already have Kurt Zouma there from Chelsea.

Everton have fallen on hard times in recent weeks, and could use the January transfer window to revitalize the squad. They’ve relied on former Watford attacker Richarlison for most of their goals, but former Watford manager Marco Silva is looking for reinforcements in that department ... and Batshuayi apparently could be just what he is looking for. Everton did make out pretty well the last time they signed a Belgian striker from Chelsea after all.

The £18 million fee (some reports claim only £14 million), would be a deep discount on the £30+ million Chelsea paid in 2016 and the similar amount Borussia Dortmund were reportedly willing to offer one week after the end of his loan spell last season.

Alas.