'Enter the race': £33m Chelsea player could still leave Stamford Bridge soon after fresh twist - Romano

Turkish club Fenerbahce are reportedly interested in signing Chelsea player Michy Batshuayi.

The summer transfer window may have shut last night for several countries across Europe, but sides in Turkey actually have until 8 September to conclude their business.

With that said, there’s been a fresh twist in the Batshuayi transfer saga.

According to well-respected journalist Fabrizio Romano on Twitter, Batshuayi’s potential transfer to Premier League rivals Nottingham Forest collapsed on yesterday’s deadline day because Chelsea didn’t submit paperwork in time.

Romano explains that Fenerbahce are prepared to “enter the race” to try sign the 28-year-old Blues striker, though.

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Fenerbahce interested in Batshuayi

Batshuayi enjoyed a successful loan spell at Turkish club Besiktas last season, scoring 14 goals in 42 games across all competitions for them.

The £33million Chelsea attacker looks some way down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge. Therefore, sealing a move away while he still can makes sense.

He’s entering the final year of his contract with the Blues, so it’ll be interesting to see what kind of transfer Fenerbahce try to negotiate.

The Belgium frontman is reportedly not part of Thomas Tuchel’s plans, which is why it’s good news there’s still a chance to exit in the summer window.

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WC aspirations

Batshuayi simply has to be playing regular football ahead of the winter World Cup in a few months time.

He’s an important player for Belgium with 25 goals in 45 senior caps, so it’s vital for him he’s in good goalscoring form at club level.

The striker will get a great send off from Chelsea fans whenever he does eventually leave because of his previous heroics several years ago in helping the club win the Premier League.

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