Chelsea striker Michu Batshuayi
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Batshuayi striker linked to £36m Chelsea exit

Michy Batshuayi is being linked with a move away from Chelsea this summer, as French club Lille prepare to make a move according to reports.

The Mirror claim that the Ligue 1 club are ready to offer the Belgian an escape route after a challenging first season at Stamford Bridge.

They claim that Lille are preparing to make a £36million bid for the striker, with manager Marcelo Bielsa having worked with Batshuayi during their respective times at fellow French club, Marseille.

The 23-year-old had a difficult first season with the eventual Premier League champions, making just 28 appearances in all competitions, finding the net nine times, including the goal that sealed the title for the Blues.

Despite the expected departure of Diego Costa, the big money signing of Alvaro Morata looks like keeping Batshuayi on the bench once again.

He made his first appearance of the season this weekend, but suffered the humiliation of scoring a late own goal against Tottenham at their temporary home ground at Wembley.

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