Serie A club held negotiations with €30m-rated Chelsea centre-forward

Michy Batshuayi first joined the London club in July of 2016, moving from French outfit Marseille. Since his move to the Premier League, Belgium international has struggled to hold down any regular first-team football at Chelsea.

Michy has been loaned out to Borussia Dortmund, Valencia and Crystal Palace while on Blues books, with varying degrees of success. Batshuayi’s last loan spell saw him spend the second half of last campaign on loan with Eagles. The 25-year-old striker would perform pretty well, netting five in 11 league outings for the Palace.

Amid his lack of game-time with the London club, Belgian centre-forward did not move during the English transfer window this summer. The striker could of course still leave Chelsea this summer, as the European window remains open. He is a regular member of the national team squad which is already a big success for the footballer.

However, when asked about the future of Michy in his press conference on Friday, Blues new coach Frank Lampard had this to say: “The future is Batshuayi is here as one of our centre-forwards. We know we have three strikers, but there will be chances for him. He has a contract with the London club until 2021 and his price is around €30m.

“With Michy he must train at the top, top-level every day, gets himself fit to play the way I want my centre-forwards to play, which is constant movement on and off the ball and to try and score goals. “But he’s very much our player and competing with Tammy and Giroud for that space.”