Sky Sports: Batshuayi set to choose between West Ham & Real Betis as Chelsea accept both loan offers
- The Blues accepted two loan offers for Bats.
- The striker is set to agree on personal terms with either club he wants.
- Chelsea wanted a permanent deal but were unable to arrange one in January.
Chelsea have agreed two loan deals for Michy Batshuayi - with West Ham and La Liga side Real Betis, reputable British media Sky Sports claims.
Now it is up to the player to choose between the two clubs and to agree on final terms.
West Ham's purported pursuit of Michy Batshuayi is a strange one. With a squad full of strikers who'd prefer to be elsewhere, why consider signing someone who's rejected a move to Stratford numerous times in the past? pic.twitter.com/IFXzGvO161— KUMB.com (@kumbdotcom) 31 января 2019 г.
The Blues value Batshuayi at £30m and were eager to sell him permanently, but no such offers have been made.
Everton were also interested in Michy Batshuayi. However, as Sky Sports understands, 'any move to bring in Batshuayi would hinge on the on the club being able to sell Turkish striker Cenk Tosun.'
The striker spent the first half of the season on loan at Valencia, but the club cut short Michy Batshuayi's loan spell. The reason for the premature release was not officially stated. But the media understand it is due to poor striker's performance:
Bats were doomed to travel for another loan spell as Maurizio Sarri suggested he doesn't see the Belgian as the member of the first team: "The club knows very well my opinion. I think we need something different for characteristics."