Michy Batshuayi’s Chelsea return
Valencia have confirmed the news on Thursday.
Los Che’s sporting director Mateu Alemany has publicly stated that Michy Batshuayi is being sent back to Chelsea.
Batshuayi had agreed to stay at Valencia for the season in a loan deal hammered out last summer.
But after six months, the Spanish side are terminating the deal. Alemany said:
The player knows this and we hope that soon it can be solved for the good of all the parties.
#Valencia sporting director Mateu Alemany confirms Michy Batshuayi will leave club this January window and return to #ChelseaFC: "The player knows this and we hope that soon it can be solved for the good of all the parties."
— footballespana (@footballespana_) January 10, 2019
Can Valencia end Batshuayi’s contract?
Back in November, Marca reported that Batshuayi wasn’t wanted at the Mestalla.
However Valencia faced a problem: there is no break clause in the one-year loan deal with Chelsea.
Accordingly, Marca claimed that the only way Valencia would be able to send Batshuayi back to Stamford Bridge would be if Chelsea agreed to it.
Have Chelsea now given permission for the deal to end?
So what’s next for Batshuayi?
Will Maurizio Sarri be keen on integrating the Belgian international into Chelsea’s team?
Or will the Blues try to find another home for Batshuayi for the second half of the season?
The likes of Crystal Palace have previously been linked to the striker.
Gonzalo Higuain’s agent in is London
Sticking with Chelsea and strikers, are the Blues going to sign Gonzalo Higuain in January?
Higuain is currently on loan at AC Milan from Juventus, however the Argentine is struggling at the Sani Siro.
Higuain is well-known to Sarri are they worked together at Napoli.
As confirmed in the Evening Standard, Higuain’s brother, who is also his agent, is now in the English capital:
Chelsea‘s bid to sign striker Gonzalo Higuain has taken a significant step, with his agent having travelled to London on Thursday morning.
The striker’s brother, Nicolas, who is also his representative, was in the capital on Thursday and while the purpose of the visit has not been divulged, it is suspected he has come to sound out Chelsea’s interest.
However will Chelsea close a deal?
According to reports in Italy, Chelsea’s deal-maker Marina Granovskaia isn’t keen on signing Higuain.
Higuain wants Chelsea, Sarri wants Higuain. Chelsea would take the terms of the AC Milan Loan. But Marina does not think Higuain will solve the problem (SkySports) #CFC
— CFC Daily (@CFCDaily) January 9, 2019