'Incredible' player now not given squad number, after rumours Wolves and Everton could sign him
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'Incredible' player now not given squad number, after rumours Wolves and Everton could sign him

Wolves and Everton target Michy Batshuayi has not been handed a squad number by Chelsea.

In a press release on Chelsea’s official site, new signing Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly’s new numbers were revealed but Batshuayi’s name was absent.

Batshuayi has worn the number 23 whenever he’s not been sent out on loan from Chelsea, but that shirt has been handed to Conor Gallagher this season.

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This is good news for Wolves and Everton, who are both keen to bring in the £90,000 per-week forward.

The Belgian international’s Chelsea career is all-but-over, and he needs a move away from Stamford Bridge to guarantee his spot in Roberto Martinez’s national team squad ahead of November’s World Cup.

No squad number for Batshuayi

Everton have been linked with a move for Batshuayi for the past week, with reports suggesting Frank Lampard has been in talks with his former club over a permanent move for the forward.

Everton will be looking to bring in a forward quickly after Richarlison’s departure to Tottenham, and Dominic Calvert-Lewin picking up an injury on the eve of the start of the season.

Wolves also want to strengthen up-front and have also suffered an injury in the forward department, with Raul Jimenez picking up a knock.

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Wolves only want to bring Batshuayi in on loan, as the 28-year-old doesn’t have a proven track record in the Premier League and may be seen as a risk by Bruno Lage.

If both clubs table an offer for the ‘incredible’ Batshuayi, you would expect Chelsea to accept Everton’s approach.

Their relationship with club legend Frank Lampard, and the fact they are willing to pay a fee for a player who only has 12 months left on their contract seems like the best deal for Chelsea.

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