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Leeds United interested in signing Michy Batshuayi — report

Reunion of sorts

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As another loan spell comes to an end, Michy Batshuayi’s future remains as uncertain as ever, especially as he barely made any impact at Crystal Palace, collecting fewer than 900 minutes across all competitions this season, scoring just 2 goals. (To put that into perspective, only Emerson and Billy Gilmour played less among first-team regulars for Chelsea this season.)

Those numbers won’t exactly entice a bidding war, nor will they improve Michy’s already very slim chances of getting back into the Chelsea squad. Still, as Football.London note, with just one year left on his contract, Chelsea will be hoping to unload Batshuayi for about £10m.

According to the Telegraph, one club who may throw a lifeline to Michy are Leeds United, where Marcelo Bielsa has some prior history in working with the 27-year-old, back in 2014-15 when they were both at Olympique Marseille. Michy himself has also spoken previously of his appreciation for Bielsa.

This same rumor cropped up last year, too, at about twice the price. Let’s hope there’s something to it this time.

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