Michy Batshuayi: Chelsea to offload Belgian to Crystal Palace on loan this summer

Michy Batshuayi: Chelsea to offload Belgian to Crystal Palace on loan this summer

- Michy Batshuayi set for another loan spell at Crystal Palace next season

- The 26-year-old Belgian attacker appears to be surplus to requirement at Stamford Bridge

- West Brom, Leeds United and Newcastle United are also interested in the forward

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Chelsea are reportedly planning to hand Belgian star Michy Batshuayi a new one-year contract extension before sending him back to Crystal Palace on a season-long loan deal.

The 26-year-old's current deal with the Blues is expected to run out in June 2021, but the Stamford Bridge outfit has decided to extend his reign beyond then.

Batshuayi has struggled for regular playing time at the London club following his £33 million move from Marseille in 2016.

Frank Lampard has further made it known that the forward is not in his plans for next term after the arrival of German star Timo Werner who joined the club in a £53m as reported by Daily Mail.

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The publication also revealed that the presence of Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud meant he would be Chelsea's fourth-choice striker.

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Michy Batshuayi in action for Chelsea against Man United. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Batshuayi has spent time on loan at Valencia, Borussia Dortmund and Palace despite being on the Blues payroll.

Meanwhile, the attacker was said to have been impressive at the Selhurst Park after recording seven goals in 13 appearances in the second half of the 2018-19 season.

The Glaziers are now confident they can re-sign him on loan for the second time despite being linked with West Bromwich Albion, Newcastle United, and Leeds United among others.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Senegal international Edouard Mendy is on the verge of completing a five-year move to Chelsea valued around £18 million French League side Rennes this summer.

The 28-year-old goalkeeper has a deal with the Ligue 1 side until 2023, but the Blues have made him a replacement for Kepa Arrizabalaba.

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However, Mendy's story goes beyond that of another football star moving to the Premier League as he was almost frustrated out of the game five years ago.

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