Lille keen on Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi

It’s been a transfer window full of surprises, and Lille could be set to carry on this trend.

Lille are keen on Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi, according to the football transfer rumours in French Media (France Football).

The Belgium international was signed by Chelsea in July 2016 from Marseille for a fee of 39 million euros. The 23-year-old has a valid contract with Chelsea until June 2021.

Since his arrival from Marseille, Batshuayi has scored 9 goals and provided 3 assists in 31 games for Chelsea.

The 23-year-old is considered to be one of the best strikers in Belgium.

Michy Batshuayi has represented Belgium at Under-21 level, winning 13 caps and scoring 7 goals, before making his senior international debut in September 2012. As a member of Belgium national football team, Michy Batshuayi has won 10 caps and has scored 4 goals.

 

Michy Batshuayi
Michy Batshuayi

 

Adding a striker remains Lille’s top priority this summer and Marcelo Bielsa will have drafted a shortlist of a number of possible targets he could approach in the coming days.

Marcelo Bielsa is a long term admirer of Michy Batshuayi and believes he can get the most out of the Belgium international.

Bielsa will reportedly be handed a huge transfer kitty this summer and the Chelsea striker is thought to be among the manager’s priorities.

 

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Lille are in the market for just a handful of statement signings this summer who can improve the first-team.

According to the report in British Media, Marcelo Bielsa is keen to bring the former Marseille striker back to Ligue 1. Lille are preparing an offer in the region of 40 million euros for the Belgium international in the last days of the summer transfer window.

How strong that interest is and whether Lille will make a summer move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.

 

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