Report: PL rivals slash asking price for striker previously wanted by Tottenham

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Daniel Levy

Chelsea have reportedly slashed their asking price for striker Michy Batshuayi this summer, a player who was previously said to be on Tottenham’s radar.

Batshuayi has never really managed to make an impact in the four seasons he has spent at Stamford Bridge since signing from Marseille in 2016.

The striker has had brief success on loan at Borussia Dortmund and Crystal Palace, as well as an unsuccessful spell at Valencia.

He has failed to live up to the early promise he showed as a youngster and his career has stalled somewhat since his move to Chelsea.

Tottenham made a major play to land the 26-year-old on loan during the January of 2019, offering as much as €6 million to sign the Belgian international for half a season (DH via Sport Witness) but Chelsea ended up loaning him to Palace instead.

Belgian publication HLN now reports that Chelsea will let the striker leave on a cut-price deal this summer.

It is said that Frank Lampard only hung on to Batshuayi due to the club’s transfer embargo and has now given the green light to move him on.

While their asking price is not mentioned, it is said that the Blues cannot demand too much for Batshuayi as he only has a year left to run on his contract with the club.

Spurs Web Opinion

At one point last season, I was desperate for us to sign Batshuayi as I thought Pochettino might be able to bring the best out of him. However, the fact that he has been shunned by three consecutive managers at Chelsea certainly does not bode well for him. I believe there are much better options out there for us to go for than the Belgian.

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