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Henry declares AS Monaco’s interest in Batshuayi

One of many clubs keen on the Belgian striker

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In the scramble between AC Milan and AS Monaco over the signature of midfielder Cesc Fàbregas, it seems that the latter have won the fight.

And Cesc might not be the only Chelsea player to arrive this winter, as their manager (and former Belgium assistant coach) Thierry Henry more or less confirmed the club’s interest in Michy Batshuayi as well.

“Michy? I know him, we rubbed shoulders with Belgium, he is a player who can be interesting.”

“But again, nothing is done. You have to be patient. It’s important that players know the championship, though.”

-Thierry Henry; source: Sky Sports

English clubs Crystal Palace and Everton have been reported as interested parties in Michy, whose season-long loan arrangement with Valencia ended prematurely this minth.

Before joining Chelsea, Michy was part of another French team, Olympique Marseille, and scored 33 times for them in 78 matches across two seasons. That means he "knows the league" and has already proven to be able to score the goals sorely needed by the 19th-place side, who have managed just 16 in 18 games so far this season.

This could also be a favourable setup for Chelsea. Cesc and Michy could strike up a good partnership where the midfielder feeds into the attacker’s confidence and market value. Whether we go with selling Michy in the summer or retaining him afterwards, that could only bode well for us.

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