Chelsea’s forgotten star set to end his Stamford Bridge exile, secures £38,000-per-week deal

August 13th, 2021 by Olasunkanmi Ibikunle

There are reports in Turkey that Michy Batshuayi has an agreement to leave Chelsea this summer and end his Stamford Bridge exile.

Besiktas have apparently made ‘great progress’ in an attempt to sign the Belgian. He has just a year left on his current Stamford Bridge contract.

The striker, 27, has been shipped out on loan four times in the last three years after struggling to earn his break with the Blues.

It is widely accepted Batshuayi will be allowed to leave the club for good this summer.

A move to Trabzonspor fell through but now reporter Nicolo Schira states negotiations are underway regarding a transfer to fellow Turkish side Besiktas.

A four-year contract is on the table, taking him up until 2025.

Further reports add the forward will earn £38,000 per week, including bonuses.

Batshuayi joined Chelsea from Marseille for £33million in 2016.

He racked up 25 goals in 77 appearances but struggled to make his mark as the No1 choice centre-forward.

Diego Costa, Alvaro Morata, Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham were all preferred during his time in SW6.

That saw the 25-cap Belgium international heading on temporary deals to Borussia Dortmund, Valencia and Crystal Palace twice.

Across those loans he scored 20 goals in 70 appearances.

Batshuayi’s imminent exit means it is one Belgian striker out and one Belgian striker in at Chelsea this summer.

The Blues confirmed the club-record signing of Romelu Lukaku for £97.5m on Thursday – seven years after selling him to Everton.

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