Michy Batshuayi set for Chelsea medical, €40m fee agreed

Olympique Marseille's Batshuayi celebrates after scoring against Lille during their French Ligue 1 soccer match in Marseille

Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi is heading to Chelsea this summer after the Londoners agreed a deal worth 40 million Euros for the Marseille star.

Batshuayi turned down a move to Crystal Palace after the Eagles had a bid accepted for him earlier this week.

The highly talented young striker has had a sensational season in Ligue 1 and has attracted a lot of interest from the likes of West Ham United, Juventus and Palace.

Batshuayi will be Antonio Conte’s first signing as a Chelsea manager. The Italian was thought to be chasing Lukaku and Morata, but has decided to move for the Marseille striker instead.

The player will now travel to London for a medical and will then sign a five year contract with Chelsea.

The 22 year old scored 17 goals last season with the French outfit and Marseille will complete a club record sale for him.

Marseille’s previous transfer record was the sale of Didier Drogba to Chelsea.

The Blues will now look to secure a move for Batshuayi’s compatriot and Roma star Radja Nainggolan.


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