Michy Batshuayi will go “wherever Chelsea tell him” amid West Ham links
The Belgian international was one of four big-money signings made by Antonio Conte last summer as he arrived for over £30million from Ligue 1 outfit Marseille and was expected to play a prominent role at Stamford Bridge this season.
However, it turned out to be a rather frustrating one for the 23-year-old as he made just one Premier League start – after the Blues had wrapped up the title – and has since been tipped to leave the club temporarily in order to secure regular first-team football.
London rivals United have strongly been linked with making a move as Slaven Bilic, who failed with a bid for Batshuayi last summer, is expected to renew his interest and the centre-forward admits he’s happy to go along with what the west London outfit want.
“Honestly, I’m not trying to think too much [about my future],” Batshuayi told Belgian outlet Het Nieuwsblad.
“It will be up to the board and the coach to decide. I’m the player, I go where Chelsea send me.”
Despite playing second fiddle to Diego Costa and even compatriot Eden Hazard at times this season, Batshuayi still weighed in with a respectable nine goals in all competitions – including one against West Brom which clinched the title.
Should he complete a switch to the London Stadium then he could forge a strike partnership with Nigerian youngster Kelechi Iheanacho.
The 20-year-old has fallen out of favour at Manchester City since the arrival of Pep Guardiola last summer – earning just 525 minutes of Premier League action this season – and looks certain to join the Hammers following comments from his agent earlier in the week.