Forward Michy Batshuayi is reportedly keen to secure a loan move away from Chelsea in January in order to boost his hopes of playing for Belgium at the World Cup.
By Darren Plant, Reporter Filed: Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10:05 UK
Last Updated: Monday, December 18, 2017 at 20:05 UK
Forward Michy Batshuayi has reportedly indicated that he would like to leave Chelsea on loan during the January transfer window.
Since his arrival at Stamford Bridge in 2016, Batshuayi has struggled for appearances under Antonio Conte and the Belgian remains second choice behind Alvaro Morata.
On Friday, Conte insisted that Batshuayi was part of his plans going forward, but according to the London Evening Standard, the 24-year-old is keen on regular football ahead of next summer's World Cup.
Earlier this week, a report claimed that Batshuayi could be used as part of any deal to sign Thomas Lemar from AS Monaco, and it appears that the former Marseille man may welcome a return to Ligue 1.
Clubs in the Premier League are also likely to be interested in Batshuayi, with West Ham United having previously being linked with the forward and Everton known to be looking to add to their options in the final third.
Batshuayi has played just 340 minutes of football in the Premier League and Champions League this season, scoring four goals.