AS Roma hunt for Chelsea star after move for Manchester United’s Alexis Sanchez collapsed

August 14th, 2019 by Olasunkanmi Ibikunle

Reports in England and Italy claim AS Roma are on the hunt for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi after the Serie A club failed in their pursuit of Alexis Sanchez.

Roma could not secure a deal for the Manchester United forward due to his staggering £505,000-a-week wages.

The Italian club wanted him on loan but refused to pay his huge salary, and have consequently turn their attention to Batshuayi.

The 25-year-old Belgium international is under contract at Stamford Bridge until June 2021, but spent last season on loan at Valencia and then Crystal Palace.

He struggled for form and playing time, managing nine goals in 36 competitive games between those clubs.

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.

Football Italia suggest that the Giallorossi would try to bring in Batshuayi on loan with an option to buy at the end of the season.

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