Dramatic move as club ready to finalise £40million striker deal done very soon

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Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has revealed that Michy Batshuayi’s loan move to his club has been blocked by Chelsea.

Batshuayi, 25, joined Valencia on a season-long loan from Chelsea in the summer but failed to make an impact in La Liga and was set to undergo a medical in Monaco earlier this week with a view to completing a move on loan until the end of the season.

When asked about Batshuayi’s transfer to Monaco, during a news conference to present new signings Cesc Fabregas and Naldo on Wednesday, Vasilyev said: “We have an agreement with the player. We have an agreement with Valencia. For the time being, it [move] has been blocked by Chelsea because they prefer to sell the player.”

No purchase option had been included in the deal that Monaco had negotiated with Chelsea for Batshuayi.

Meanwhile Marco Silva will make a dramatic move for Batshuayi next week.

The Everton boss wants the Chelsea striker to solve his problems in attack and will launch a bid to land him in a £40million deal.

Everton’s proposal to take Batshuayi immediately could work in their favour, despite the 25-year-old being keen on a move to France.

Silva will make the ex-Marseille star his first-choice No9 at Goodison after Richarlison’s form dipped off and just Dominic Calvert-Lewin for serious competition.

Batshuayi has been a target after returning from a his loan at Valencia and being made available by Chelsea.


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