Chelsea To Offer Batshuayi As Bait For Lemar
Chelsea are looking to tempt Monaco into selling Thomas Lemar by offering Michy Batshuayi as a makeweight, reports the Telegraph.
The Belgian striker is out of favour under Antonio Conte, who left him on the bench for Tuesday’s 3-1 win over Huddersfield despite Alvaro Morata missing the game through injury.
The former Marseille hit man has failed to integrate into Conte’s system and the Blues would be willing to allow him to move back to Ligue 1 on loan.
Chelsea could offer £80m for Arsenal target Lemar with a view to utilising Eden Hazard more regularly as a false nine when without Morata.
Another Blue who could be heading for the exit next month is academy prospect Kyle Scott, with the Sun reporting contract negotiations have stalled.
The 19-year-old has just 18 months to run on his deal and now feels he needs to be playing regularly with Leicester and Huddersfield ready to pounce.
Source: ESPN FC