A Chelsea star looks set to leave Stamford Bridge with a huge club desperate to complete a deal to sign him.
Borussia Dortmund are very keen on signing Michy Batshuayi on a permanent deal from Chelsea.
Batshuayi has hit the ground running since signing a loan deal from Stamford Bridge to the Bundesliga side and managed to register an impressive nine goals in fourteen matches.
The Belgian striker however has recently been hit by a serious ankle injury that he picked up against Schalke, which looks set to sideline him for a number of weeks.
Despite this the Sun have reported that Dortmund have grown increasingly keen on the striker and are now desperate to complete a permanent deal for the Chelsea star.
Batshuayi arrived at Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2016 from French side Marseille for a fee of £33m but has always struggled to find consistent t playing time for the Blues. (Fee per Sky Sports)
It is potentially a deal that could make sense for all parties involved. It appears that Chelsea have already found a sufficient replacement for the Belgian with Olivier Giroud impressing since signing from Arsenal in January.
Giroud has registered three goals in his last three matches for the Blues and even scored an astounding individual goal today in the FA Cup against Southampton to book Antonio Conte’s side a place in the FA Cup final.
Eden Hazard Excited for FA Cup Final, but Admits Part in Rough 2018
Today’s 2-1 triumph in the FA Cup semifinal over Southampton is a certainly a really nice moment for Chelsea, who have had a rough go of it in 2018. They’ve won just five of their 13 Premier League contests and been eliminated from both the League Cup and Champions League since the calendar flipped from 2017 to 2018.
“We gave everything, we played very good football especially in the second half and controlled the game,” star forward Eden Hazard told BBC Sport after the match.
“Now we go to the final and for the championship (Premier League) again and then we can think about the final against Manchester United.”
“Southampton have good players, really good, so we had to be aware every time they had the ball and when you can score the second to close the game you have to do it. We will enjoy the final now.”
That FA Cup final, when Eden Hazard and company take on United, will be May 19 at Wembley Stadium, in a battle between two clubs trying to secure their first and only trophy of the season. It was also be Jose Mourinho vs Antonio Conte III this season, an that’s something we all want a front row seat for.
The Blues’ chances of finishing in the top four and returning to Europe next season hang by a thread, with a fifth place finish looking extremely likely.
Hazard was asked if fifth place and the FA Cup title would constitute success, he responded: “No we want to finish in the top four and win the FA Cup that’s the target.”
This was the Belgian’s tone on Sunday. The previous day, before the big win, the 2015 PFA Player of the Year admitted the season has not turned out too well, and he assumed ownership of having contributed to the disappointing outcomes.
“It’s not been so good, no,” Eden Hazard added.
“I was injured at the start of the season and it was not easy to come back after that. ‘I then played the first two months of the season really well, but when the team needed me in the game against Barca in the Champions League I didn’t perform well.”
“I don’t think I have played well for the last two months. Yes I have scored some goals – that’s why I am on the pitch – but the thing I want most is for my team to win. ‘When we are not winning, I cannot be happy. We are fifth in the Premier League and we are out of the Champions League. We didn’t win the League Cup.”
“So it is a bad season. ‘I can score 50 goals – but that isn’t important. The most important thing in football is to win something for my team.’