AS Roma looking to loan Chelsea star Michy Batshuayi

AS Roma need to strengthen their attack this summer.

The latest reports in Italy suggest that AS Roma are looking to loan Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi.

The 25-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.

The Belgium international was signed by Chelsea in July 2016 from Marseille for a fee of 39 million euros. The 25-year-old has a contract until 2021 with the club. In January 2019, Batshuayi was sent to Crystal Palace on a loan.

Michy Batshuayi
Michy Batshuayi

In total, he has scored 6 goals from 13 Crystal Palace matches.

He’s incredibly experienced for a 25-year-old and still has tons of room for growth.

His record for Belgium is also impressive. Michy Batshuayi has scored 13 goals in 26 matches for Belgium at senior level.

The Chelsea manager does not see him in his plans and would be open to letting him leave.

AS Roma
AS Roma

The report details that Paulo Fonseca feels his attack currently lacks some bite and that he could strengthen this summer. Fonseca is a long term admirer of Michy Batshuayi and believes he can get the most out of the Belgium international.

The Belgium international provides a unique blend between a classic center-forward and the modern striker.

According to Football Italia, “Roma could try to bring in striker Michy Batshuayi from Chelsea, even if Edin Dzeko does not join Inter, claim Sky Sport Italia. According to Sky Sport Italia transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, Roma have approached Chelsea to ask about Batshuayi’s availability. The Blues paid €39m to purchase him from Olympique Marseille in 2016, but mainly sent him out on a series of loan deals. It’s likely the Giallorossi would try to bring in Batshuayi on loan with an option to buy at the end of the season. An important distinction is that Roma will push for Batshuayi even if Dzeko remains, so he’d be seen as a strike partner for the Bosnian and not a direct replacement.”

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If Roma are genuinely interested, a deal would not be impossible to complete.

Signing the 25-year-old in the summer transfer window would be a masterstroke from Paulo Fonseca.

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