Huge Everton boost: Monaco chief explains Michy Batshuayi delay

Everton back in the race for Michy?

Everton have been handed a huge transfer boost after Monaco vice president Vadim Vasilyev explained why Chelsea are delaying a deal for Michy Batshuayi.

It has been reported over the past week that the French side are closing in on a deal for the player.

Despite impressing with Borussia Dortmund in the second half of last season, he was shipped out on loan again at the beginning of the season.

Valencia snapped him up but that loan didn’t go half as well as his first did.

The Spanish side decided to cut his loan short during this window and he returned to Chelsea.

Now, he’s on the lookout for a new club and both Everton and Monaco have been linked with move.

The former has been linked with a permanent move due to already having Kurt Zouma on loan from Chelsea.

Now, they could have been handed a huge boost in their pursuit of Batshuayi.

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COLOGNE, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 02: Michy Batshuayi of Dortmund celebrates scoring his second goal on his debut during the Bundesliga match between 1. FC Koeln and Borussia Dortmund at RheinEnergieStadion on February 2, 2018 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Chelsea looking to start a bidding war?

That is because Monaco vice president Vadim Vasilyev has claimed Chelsea want a permanent exit for Michy despite the club having an agreement with the player.

Monaco have only been linked with a loan move so far and it’s unclear whether they would be interested in a permanent deal.

That could see Everton come back into the race.

“We are happy with our transfer window so far,” Vasilyev explained, as quoted by the Evening Standard.

“It’s true that a striker could help the team. We’re just looking to good opportunities on the market.

“Batshuayi? We have an agreement with the player and with Valencia but not with Chelsea.

“They want a [permanent] transfer. Everything could go very quickly in football so we’ll see.”


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