Chelsea have agreed a £33million transfer fee with Marseille for Michy Batshuayi. The 22 year old gave a big hint he's set to move ...
Chelsea have agreed a £33million transfer fee with Marseille for Michy Batshuayi. The 22 year old gave a big hint he's set to move to Stamford Bridge by following the official club handle this afternoon.
BREAKING: Chelsea set to win race to sign Michy Batshuayi and he seems to agree on Twitter #TransferNews pic.twitter.com/BfknarQTGI— Wolexis (@wolexis) June 29, 2016
The striker has been the subject of fevered bidding in recent days with West Ham, Crystal Palace and Tottenham all speaking to Marseille, who had to raise £21m by July 5 to pay off French football finance regulator DNCG.
Chelsea sent a club doctor to Belgium's Euro 2016 base in Bordeaux on Wednesday, allowing Batshuayi to undergo a medical - which he has now passed - prior to the switch.
Red Devils have pulled Batshuayi from their scheduled press conference on Wednesday at the request of his club Marseille. He was due to speak to the media at Belgium’s Euro 2016 headquarters in Bordeauxbut talk of his prospective move was expected to overshadow proceedings.
Batshuayi's representatives have already outlined a five-year contract with Chelsea and his move will be ratified once he has had a medical and gone over finer details. Marseille are also due to pay his former club Standard Liege £11.5m as part of their 35 per cent sell-on agreement.
The 22-year-old scored 21 goals last season and was on target in his country's 4-0 win over Hungary on Sunday, when he came off the bench to replace Romelu Lukaku.