Wolves are reportedly considering a summer swoop for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi.
TEAMtalk have claimed today that Wanderers are one of a few clubs keen to offer the Belgium international a fresh start.
Batshuayi is currently out on loan at Turkish giants Besiktas, where he has scored 14 goals in 37 appearances across all competitions.
It is Batshuayi’s fifth loan spell since signing for Chelsea back in 2016.
TEAMtalk say Batshuayi is leaving Stamford Bridge in the summer. His Chelsea contract expires in the summer of 2023, but a decision needs to be made on him once and for all at the end of the season.
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The outlet claims the Blues are ready to cut the 28-year-old loose.
Supposedly, Everton and Leeds United are keen on the former Marseille man.
But Wolves also get a mention, as do Southampton and Brighton.
Batshuayi also has interest from unnamed teams in Germany, Italy and Spain.
The claim comes after Bruno Lage said earlier this year that he hoped to bring in another striker to compete with Raul Jimenez and Fabio Silva.
Batshuayi has made 77 appearances for Chelsea, scoring 25 goals.
He helped the Blues win the league in 2016/17, which was their last title.
Michy Batshuayi would be a gamble for Wolves, but one possibly worth taking
Batshuayi’s time at Chelsea has been fairly underwhelming, considering he transferred for £33 million (Guardian).
The Blues clearly haven’t really fancied him, and now it looks as though the club are finally ready to sell. Of course, it remains to be seen if this will actually be able to happen, given the club are under sanctions.
Batshuayi – who was once compared to Didier Drogba for his physical style of play (FourFourTwo) – had a couple of spells at Crystal Palace. But he struggled to make an impact at Selhurst Park.
But his haul of 14 goals this season for Besiktas is a decent return, and it may indicate that he has something to offer for Wolves.
If the price is right, then perhaps Wolves should make their move for Leander Dendoncker’s international teammate.