Neighbour Disputes Settled, Batshuayi Asking Price, and United Interest in Willian
Neighbour Disputes Settled
Chelsea’s plans to build a new stadium on the site of Stamford Bridge can now take place, after a dispute with a neighbour of the ground was settled. The Blues’ plans to redevelop the ground were temporarily halted after the family of a local home complained that the new stadium would prevent sunlight from reaching their house. The club recently agreed an undisclosed sum to the family, meaning work can start.
A Chelsea spokesperson said: “Chelsea FC have reached an agreement to settle the ongoing legal proceedings in relation to rights to light. The details of the agreement are confidential.”
Batshuayi Asking Price
Chelsea have named the price that Borussia Dortmund will have to pay in order to make Michy Batshuayi’s loan deal permanent – £53 million. The Belgian has impressed in the Bundesliga since making the loan move in January, and the German side are reportedly keen on turning it into a permanent stay. However, the Blues won’t let the striker leave for a cheap fee and want to make a profit on the £33 million they paid for him in the summer of 2016.
His Dortmund teammate Marco Reus is keen for Batshuayi to stay and said:
“I would be very happy if Michy stays.
“He showed how important he can be for us. I hope we finish the season in a Champions League place.”
United interest in Willian
Manchester United are set to revive their interest in Willian this summer, after they were knocked out of the Champions League by Sevilla. The Blues don’t want to sell the Brazilian, and have set a £60 million price tag on him. Jose Mourinho signed Nemanja Matic from his former club last summer, and will attempt to bring another one of his former players to Old Trafford at the end of the season.