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Chelsea 'set £22m Michy Batshuayi asking price'

Chelsea 'set £22m Batshuayi asking price'
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Chelsea place a £22m transfer value on Belgian forward Michy Batshuayi, according to a report.

Chelsea have reportedly placed a £22m transfer value on Michy Batshuayi amid suggestions that Crystal Palace want to sign the striker in the January transfer window.

The Belgium international scored five times in 11 Premier League appearances on loan at Palace last season before returning to Stamford Bridge for the 2019-20 campaign.

Batshuayi is behind Tammy Abraham in the pecking order at Chelsea, though, and has only played 44 minutes of Premier League football this season.

According to The Express, Palace are eyeing a January move for the 26-year-old, although the Eagles will have to offer £22m to convince the Blues to part with the centre-forward.

Batshuayi, who will see his current deal at Stamford Bridge expire in June 2021, was on the scoresheet in Chelsea's 4-1 win at Southampton on Saturday afternoon.

The former Standard Liege youngster has also had loan spells with Borussia Dortmund and Valencia in recent seasons after struggling to make his mark with the six-time English champions.

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2Leicester CityLeicester128222982126
3Chelsea1282227171026
4Manchester CityMan City1281335132225
5Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd12453139417
6Arsenal124531617-117
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd124441612416
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves123721615116
9Bournemouth124441515016
10Burnley124351718-115
11Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124351517-215
12Crystal Palace124351016-615
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle124351118-715
14Tottenham HotspurSpurs123541817114
15Everton124261318-514
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham123451420-613
17Aston Villa123271720-311
18Watford12156823-158
19Southampton122281129-188
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