Olympique Marseille monitoring Michy Batshuayi

Olympique Marseille are reportedly keeping a close eye on many strikers across the Europe.

The latest reports in England suggest that Olympique Marseille are monitoring Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi.

The 26-year-old has a valid contract with Chelsea until June 2021.

In 78 appearances for Chelsea, Batshuayi has managed to score 33 goals, and create 10 goals for his teammates.

Michy Batshuayi
Michy Batshuayi

The 26-year-old is considered to be one of the best strikers in Belgium. As a member of Belgium national football team, Batshuayi won 29 caps and he scored 16 goals.

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

André Villas-Boas wants to sign a new striker and Michy Batshuayi is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.

Batshuayi has been long term target of Villas-Boas as the manager look to bolster his attacking options for the next season.

Olympique de Marseille
Olympique de Marseille

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

According to the report, “Olympique Marseille have registered their interest with Chelsea for Michy Batshuayi. Now inside the final 18 months of his current deal, Batshuayi is threatening to stay next season and run down his contract. As such, reports Le Soir, Chelsea are alerting intermediaries to the Belgium international’s availability. And former club Marseille have already expressed interest in bringing the striker back to France this summer. However, any deal will depend on Chelsea keeping their asking price realistic.”

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Chelsea are preparing to sell their striker should they receive right offer for him.

The 26-year-old is certainly a player that would strengthen the current Marseille squad and would be a good buy in the summer transfer window.

Olympique Marseille fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.

It will be interesting to see whether Marseille will make their move during the summer transfer window.

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