- Michy Batshuay has completed a season-long loan move to Crystal Palace
- The 26-year-old has passed a medical at the club and will represent them next campaign
- Chelsea handed him a one-year contract extension before sending him back to Selhurst Park for his second straight loan spell at the club
- Batshuayi is the least preferred striker by Frank Lampard who has Werner, Giroud and Abraham in his arsenal
Premier League side Crystal Palace have completed the signing of out-of-favour Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi on a season-long loan deal this summer.
The 26-year-old Belgian forward is understood to be surplus to requirement at Stamford Bridge with the likes of Timo Werner, Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud preferred ahead of him.
Batsman, as he is fondly referred to, has successfully undergone medical at Selhurst Park and will re-join them on a temporary basis for the second consecutive time.
The attacker who scored six goals in 13 appearances for the Glaziers in the 2019-20 season signed a year extension with the Blues before embarking on the loan move until the end of this term.
Italian presenter and sports writer Fabrizio Romano confirmed the development on his Twitter page @FabrizioRomano on Thursday, September 10.
He said: "Chelsea now working to sell players. Michy Batshuayi agreed to join Crystal Palace on loan, talks still on with AC Milan for Tiemoué Bakayoko [but no agreement yet].
"Everton have asked for Fikayo Tomori, while Zappacosta and Emerson Palmieri are also set to leave the club next week," he added.
Chelsea were said to have handed Batshuayi a year extension to prevent him from leaving as a free agent next summer. This means that they will be in control when another club wants his services.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Ola Aina is in his final stage of joining newly-promoted Premier League club Fulham after completing a successful medical.
The Nigerian international will sign a season-long loan deal with an £11 million option to buy based on performances.
The 23-year-old is a graduate of Chelsea's academy and spent over a decade at the club, managing to make just three senior appearances.
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