Michy Batshuayi agrees personal terms to join Crystal Palace from Chelsea

Posted February 01, 2019

News has broken which claims that both West Ham United and Real Betis have had offers accepted to loan Batshuayi until the end of the season.

West Ham are interested in Chelsea outcast Danny Drinkwater to boost their midfield ranks, according to TalkSport.

Monaco had agreed a deal to take over Valencia's remaining six months of their loan deal, but Chelsea held off allowing him to leave as they preferred to sell one of their 42-strong loan group. The player's representatives even tried pushing their client towards Tottenham, though that deal would have been politically hard to conclude.

Palace had come close to securing the Belgian in the summer of 2016 when he was at Marseille having bid a club record fee in excess of £30m for his services, only for Chelsea to emerge late to trump that offer. Spurs have decided not to pursue signing Michy Batshuayi on loan.

In total, he scored seven Premier League goals for Chelsea including the title-winning goal against West Brom in 2017, but he will be seeking greater first-team chances at Selhurst Park.

Last season, the 25-year-old went on loan to Borussia Dortmund, scoring an impressive nine goals in 14 games for the Bundesliga giants.

With Kurt Zouma already on loan from Chelsea, Everton will have to sign the Belgian permanently and the Londoners are believed to want around to recoup what they paid for him. Everton did sanction a series of loans for academy players such as Beni Baningime and Callum Connolly and also cancelled Cuco Martina's loan deal with Stoke City before loaning the defender out again to Feyenoord.

Paris Saint-Germain were linked with a late move for the Brazilian. If he was to go to Everton, that would have to be a permanent deal.