Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi is finally set to become a first team regular at Stamford Bridge under new Blues boss Maurizio Sarri, according to reports.
The 24-year-old Belgium international moved to West London for £33 million from Marseille in the summer of 2016, with a reputation as one of Europe’s top attacking talents.
However, despite having an excellent goals to minutes ratio, former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte never really seemed to trust the young forward, and he found himself reduced to a bit part role under the Italian coach.
Batshuayi eventually requested a loan move away from Stamford Bridge last January in order to force his way into Belgium’s World Cup squad and scored an impressive nine goals in 14 appearances for the Bundesliga side.
Chelsea had slapped a £50 million price tag on his head and he was widely expected to leave the club this summer, although according to a report in the London Evening Standard, Maurizio Sarri is keen to keep the talented striker.
Former Napoli boss Sarri is said to see Batshuayi, who scored the goal that won the 2016/17 Premier League title, as ideally suited to playing in his favoured 4-3-3 formation.