Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi is off to Monaco

Michy Batshuayi

Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi & Monaco

According to French outlet RMC Sport, Chelsea and Belgium international striker Michy Batshuayi is going to Monaco.

Batshuayi is poised to join Monaco on a six month loan deal until the end of the season.

RMC believe the deal with be confirmed on Monday.

In a key point, Monaco have not inserted a purchase option into their loan deal with Chelsea.

That means that Batshuayi is set to return to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.

Michy Batshuayi & Valencia

So what went wrong for Batshuayi at Valencia?

Back in November, Marca reported that Batshuayi wasn’t wanted at the Mestalla.

In short the striker failed to convince the Spanish side of his place in the team.

Batshuayi scored just three goals in 23 appearances for Los Che.

Cesc Fabregas & Monaco

Chelsea and Monaco have been getting close in the January transfer window.

In the last few days, Cesc Fabregas left the Blues to join Thierry Henry’s side.

Speaking to Telefoot on Sunday about his move, Cesc said:

This group of players has a lot of potential. I want to help them grow and even more. Winning something together this year would be perfect.

Monaco are second bottom of Ligue 1 with just 13 points from 18 games. They are five points from safety.

Monaco are also through to the semifinals of the French Cup.

Also see: Chelsea transfer update: Gonzalo Higuain signals to AC Milan that he’s off.

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