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Chelsea won't sell Michy Batshuayi until this happens

Chelsea wont sell Michy Batshuayi until this happens

Batshuayi has to play the waiting game at Chelsea

Football Transfer Centre

Belgian footballer Michy Batshuayi will not be allowed to talk to his potential suitors until Chelsea recruit a new centre-forward to their ranks.

The former Marseille man was largely a bench warmer during the Blues' Premier League campaign until the final games of the season where he bagged three goals in two starts.

Batshuayi has recently hinted that he could leave on a temporary basis in order to improve his chances of making the World Cup, but his future could entirely depend on the Blues signing a new striker, The Mirror reports.

Everton's Romelu Lukaku has been linked with a potential comeback to Stamford Bridge during this summer's transfer window, but the deal could be delayed for a while with the Toffees demanding a £100m sum for his signature.

Batshuayi managed to make an impact in his short period in the first XI with the Premier League-winning goal against West Bromwich Albion being a particular highlight to his season.

West Ham United and ex-club Marseille are among the key admirers for the Belgian marksman, who is desperate for regular first-team action next season.