Report: Club keen to sign Chelsea player to replace £60m star, he wants to join them

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi is reportedly open to a move to Everton this summer.

According to talkSPORT, the 28-year-old Blues player does want to join Premier League rivals Everton during this transfer window.

It is understood the Belgium international is expected to leave Chelsea, so Goodison Park will be his next home if the Merseyside club can reach an agreement to sign him.

The report adds the Toffees are keen to get him and view him as a replacement for Richarlison, who left Everton in a £60million deal to Tottenham earlier this summer.

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Batshuayi open to a move to Everton

Batshuayi, who spent last season out on loan at Besiktas, has been with Chelsea during this summer’s pre-season. He’s entering the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge, though.

The centre-forward scored 14 goals in 42 appearances last year for Besiktas, plus he’s had a decent minutes-per-goal ratio at most clubs throughout his career.

Will he now find a new permanent club after a string of loan spells away from Chelsea?

TalkSPORT’s Darren Lewis previously said he doesn’t think Batshuayi is good enough for the Blues. However, there’s no reason why he couldn’t go score goals in Everton colours next season.

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He loves scoring goals

Batshuayi is a player that “loves scoring goals”, according to Everton manager Frank Lampard.

Lampard, speaking back in 2019 when he was Chelsea boss, praised the attacker’s qualities when he was his coach.

There’s definitely room in the Everton squad for another forward to join their ranks, so there’s a potentially exciting reunion on the cards.

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