Michy Batshuayi’s fate this winter remains up in the air, with Chelsea favouring his sale over a new loan stint for him. According to the London Evening Standard, Chelsea have set his price at £35m for this deadline day havoc.
STANDARD Chelsea demand £35m Michy Batshuayi transfer fee as Everton consider deadline day deal LIVE | Follow the latest transfer news and rumours from the January window https://t.co/XADP4DlRAZ— Chelsea FC RSS Feeds (@CFCrss) January 31, 2019
Everton appeared as main candidates for Michy’s acquisition, as they cannot sign another Chelsea player on loan since they already have Kurt Zouma in their squad in this setup. But even that is now open to question. According to ESPN’s Chelsea correspondent Liam Twomey, Everton are not expecting to make any signings today.
On Batshuayi: Everton - at this point - aren't expecting to make any deadline-day signings. Valencia are hoping his situation is resolved but still awaiting clarification from Chelsea #cfc— Liam Twomey (@liam_twomey) January 31, 2019
The Toffees are not alone in the chase, as West Ham have approached Chelsea with a loan offer for Michy. However, Batshuayi’s preference at the moment is to move to Everton on a permanent transfer.
In the meantime, Michy idly waits in Spain to find where he will go next from his sour experience with Valencia. We might as well be just as anxious as he is to see this sorted out.