February 17, 2020

Batshuayi turns down West Ham offer

January 31, 2019
Michy Batshuayi

Michy Batshuayi has turned down the chance to join West Ham, according to reports.

Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini is keen to add another striker to his ranks before the deadline closes – and Chelsea outcast Batshuayi is on the top of his target list.

Batshuayi is still on loan from the Blues at LaLiga side Valencia but can still be recalled before the deadline.

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However, the Mail have reported that the Belgian striker does not want to move to east London and has turned down the chance to play for West Ham.

The 25-year-old is seemingly not part of Maurizio Sarri’s plans as the Italian coach wants keep hold of Olivier Giroud as his main back-up to Gonzalo Higuain.

And he has been frozen out of the line-up at Valencia having struggled to adapt to LaLiga, scoring just once in 15 league appearances.

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Accoridng to the Guardian, Everton are reportedly keen on landing the Belgium international – but they will have to pay £35million to sign him permanently as Chelsea do not favour a loan deal.

Stamford Bridge chiefs are also facing a battle to hold onto Giroud as the Hammers have also shown interest in the Frenchman too.

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