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Report: Leeds and Everton believed to want Chelsea striker Batshuayi
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Report: Leeds and Everton believed to want Chelsea striker Batshuayi

Leeds United are one of the Premier League sides interested in signing Michy Batshuayi this summer with Chelsea ready to let the striker leave, according to a report from TEAMtalk.

Batshuayi appears to have no future at Stamford Bridge. TEAMtalk reports that his contract with the Blues expires at the end of next season. And thus, he could be sold in the upcoming window.

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The Belgian is currently on loan with Besiktas. And he has enjoyed an impressive season, scoring 14 goals in 28 league games. He has also provided five assists.

Batshuayi has never been able to establish himself as a regular starter for Chelsea, following his £33 million move. Nevertheless, he has still managed to score 25 goals in 77 games for the club.

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And there are a host of Premier League sides interested in signing the 28-year-old. TEAMtalk reports that Leeds, Everton, Wolves, Brighton and Southampton all want him.

Everton may be favourites ahead of Leeds to sign Michy Batshuayi

Batshuayi is no stranger to being linked with Leeds. In fact, he played under Marcelo Bielsa when the pair were at Marseille.

Of course, Jesse Marsch is now at the helm at Leeds. So that familiar face is no longer there for Batshuayi.

Where there is one is at Everton, with the striker working under Frank Lampard at Chelsea. Lampard described him as ‘top-class‘ during his time at Stamford Bridge.

So perhaps the Toffees may be in a good position, should they stay in the Premier League.

It has been an awful season for Everton. And the squad needs an overhaul in the summer.

Batshuayi may not necessarily capture the imagination of Everton or Leeds fans. But he has a good record throughout his career in a number of countries.

So it makes sense that some of the sides are looking at a potential move.

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