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Chelsea Agree Deal For Belgian Forward Michy Batshuayi by Brestar(f): 6:47am On Jun 29, 2016

According To Sky Italia and Trusted Belgian news outlet HLN.be Chelsea have agreed a €40m deal to sign 22-Year Old Belgium international Michy Batshuayi from Marseille despite Interest from Tottenham, West ham united, Crystal Palace and Juventus.

— The Guardian.

Chelsea have acted with ruthless efficiency to secure the Belgium forward, Michy Batshuayi, from Marseille in a deal worth an initial €40m (£33.2m) as they seek to kickstart a busy summer of squad strengthening at Stamford Bridge.

Batshuayi, who scored in his country’s 4-0 win over Hungary at Euro 2016 on Sunday, had been the subject of bids from West Ham and Juventus earlier this summer before Crystal Palace had a €38m (£31.6m) offer accepted by the Marseille president, Vincent Labrune, on Monday. However, the player always had reservations about moving to Selhurst Park and, while Chelsea cannot offer European football next season, their late and surprise entry into the auction effectively turned his head.

The 22-year-old is expected to be granted special dispensation to leave the Belgium squad, preparing for Friday’s quarter-final against Wales in Lille, and undertake a medical day before signing a five-year contract with Chelsea. He will become Antonio Conte’s first signing for the club and, while his arrival eases the pressure to add further to the front-line, there remains the possibility the London club could maintain their pursuit of Spain’s Álvaro Morata, now back at Real Madrid, as they seek to bolster their options. Morata would cost in the region of £40m, but any interest in re-signing Romelu Lukaku appears to have petered out.

Batshuayi scored 17 goals in Ligue 1 last season and will become the most expensive sale in Marseille’s history, eclipsing the fee they raised when selling Didier Drogba to Chelsea in 2004, though the player’s former club, Standard Liege, are due 35% of the fee through a previous clause. He departs the Stade Vélodrome having scored 33 goals in 78 appearances for the club.
Re: Chelsea Agree Deal For Belgian Forward Michy Batshuayi by Obas101(m): 1:41pm On Jun 29, 2016
This season go hot..
Re: Chelsea Agree Deal For Belgian Forward Michy Batshuayi by Chelseadiurnal: 9:34pm On Jun 29, 2016
Nathan Ake has joined Bournemouth on a season-long loan from Chelsea, the club have confirmed.
The 21-year-old spent last season on loan at Premier League side Watford, and enjoyed a good campaign scoring once in 32 appearances and also winning Watford's Young Player of the Year award.

Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake said:

We are delighted to welcome Nathan to AFC Bournemouth
For a player of his age he already has great experience in the Premier League and we believe he will bring a lot to our squad.
He is an international player with great pedigree, so we are really excited to have him join us for the upcoming season.

Bournemouth will begin their 2016-17 campaign at home to Manchester United on August 13.


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