Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi is expected to leave Chelsea permanently in the coming summer.

Reports from Foot Mercato via Football France claims that the 26-year-old has set his mind in leaving Stamford Bridge as he feels his position at the club isn’t guaranteed following the arrival of new players.

The move to leave Chelsea is instigated by the strikers’ urge to make the Belgian squad in next year’s Euros with manager Roberto Martinez saying previously that he will only pick players who are active for their clubs.

Batshuayi joined Chelsea in 2016 for €39m in 2016 from Olympique Marseille and after a series of loan spells in and outside England, he has not been able to cement his place as Chelsea’s main striker.

A return to France has been rumoured but another loan move in England is a possibility too with his wages said to be a major issue from his suitors.

Manager Frank Lampard has always preferred young striker Tammy Abraham to lead his strike force with Olivier Giroud being the man to lead the club’s strike force in recent games.

The arrival of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech further dims Batshuayi’s chances in the team and with the club set to add other players in their attack, it is clear that the Belgian isn’t part of Lampard plans.


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