Michy Batshuayi is edging closer to a move to Chelsea
after passing a medical in Bordeaux, according to Sky
Batshuayi, who is currently away on international duty
with Belgium at Euro 2016, has been linked with a host
of Europe’s top clubs after scoring 17 goals for
Marseille in Ligue 1 last season.
The 22-year-old was given special dispensation to leave
the Belgium camp by head coach Marc Wilmots and was
met by Chelsea’s team doctor in Bordeaux ahead of a
£33m move to Stamford Bridge.
He passed his medical on Wednesday afternoon and
the player’s camp is confident a deal will be wrapped
up by the weekend.
Batshuayi has attracted offers from West Ham and
Crystal Palace while Belgium team-mate Toby
Alderweireld said that he hoped the forward would
join him at Tottenham next season.
However, Batshuayi is now expected to become Antonio
Conte’s first signing as Chelsea manager despite the
club not being able to offer European football.
He was due to appear at Belgium’s news conference on
Wednesday afternoon but was pulled out shortly after
midday at the request of Marseille.