Striker wants to be playing for Chelsea next season

Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi says he wants to be playing his football at Chelsea next season.

Speaking to The Times, Batshuayi explains that he wants to use his loan spell in La Liga to prove his worth to Chelsea and has no intention of joining Valencia on a permanent basis.

No [I’m not looking for a permanent move]. I’ve so much respect for Chelsea and I love them. This loan is important for my development, to show how good I am so that I can go back to Chelsea a better player.

The striker joined Valencia on a season-long loan earlier in the summer after not being deemed good enough to start ahead of either Alvaro Morata or Olivier Giroud.

Going into the season there had been suggestions he could lead the line for the club after impressing at Borussia Dortmund, while Morata continues to struggle closer to home, but the club opted to send him out on loan to ensure he’s playing regularly.

Batshuayi has never hidden his intention to break into the Chelsea side and finding goals in La Liga may be enough to win over officials at Stamford Bridge.

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