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Everton should reignite interest in Batshuayi as Chelsea slash asking price

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Everton should reignite interest in Batshuayi as Chelsea slash asking price

Chelsea are set to slash their asking price for Michy Batshuayi, meaning Everton could well seize the chance to reignite their past interest.

According to a report from the Sun, the Blues are now willing to accept a lower price for the 26-year-old.

Michy Batshuayi looks to be finally on his way out of Chelsea and Everton may reignite their past interest. (Photo by Charlotte Wilson/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

The club was previously holding out for around £40m. But with his deal set to expire in 2021, Frank Lampard is now ready to allow Batshuayi to move away from Stamford Bridge.

That, then, could pave the way for Everton to make the move. Indeed, the Toffees were credited with an interest in Batshuayi back in 2019. 

It was claimed that the Toffees would have to stump up around £35m to land the striker then. That fee, though, looks to be dropping given the latest reports.

With Everton still needing to find a regular goalscorer to help out Dominic Calvert-Lewin, adding someone like Batshuayi might well be a shrewd move.

It worked with Lukaku

Everton will remember fondly taking another Belgian striker off Chelsea’s hands. The Toffees signed Romelu Lukaku from the Blues and he went on to be a massive hit.

 

They’d be hoping, then, that Batshuayi could have a similar impact if they made their move for the Chelsea man.

Romelu Lukaku was a massive success for Everton following his Chelsea move. (Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images)

In fairness to Batshuayi, he has scored goals everywhere but at Chelsea. He impressed in a loan spell with Dortmund before hitting five goals for Crystal Palace as they staved off relegation last season.

It is clear, then, that the Belgian striker knows where the net is.

As we’ve seen with a number of Chelsea players over the years, sometimes a player just needs a move away from the Bridge to reignite their career.

It happened with the likes of Mo Salah and Kevin De Bruyne and could well happen for Batshuayi.

Everton are slowly gathering momentum under Carlo Ancelotti. Therefore, adding a striker who will be hungry to prove himself in the Premier League could well be a shrewd move this summer.

 

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