Serie A sides AC Milan and Napoli are eyeing up a move for Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi…
According to TransferMarketWeb, Napoli have sounded out the Belgian as a potential target, whilst the Mirror have suggested that AC Milan are leading the chase.
The Blues signed the in-demand Belgian international in the summer from Marseille, but he has yet to start a Premier League game for Antonio Conte’s side, such is the great form of fellow striker Diego Costa.
The Spanish forward has netted six goals in seven matches for the Blues so far this season and, with Conte choosing to play with just one striker at the moment, Batshuayi is being restricted to little more than substitute appearances.
Consequently, his situation at Stamford Bridge is seemingly being closely monitored by the clubs, whom both have started the season reasonably well.
Milan have won four of their opening seven league matches, including three of their last four, whilst Napoli are a point better off than their Serie A rivals having lost just once so far this season.
It’s an interesting position to be in for Batshuayi, who is sure to come in for Costa should he get injured or suspended as the season progresses.
However, Napoli could offer him Champions League football this season and, with the 23-year-old a recent addition to the Belgium national team, he may need regular first team football at the highest level to continue making Roberto Martinez’ squad.
Nonetheless, it’s unlikely that Chelsea would be willing to sell Batshuayi so soon after buying him and, with Conte seemingly looking to implement a 3-5-2 system at Stamford Bridge in the near future, the striker may find himself a more regular feature in the Chelsea starting eleven.
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