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Tottenham’s hesitation sees Chelsea pull clear to sign the £31million rated sensation

There seems to be a growing affection between Chelsea and Belgian players. After Radja Nainggolan’s public pursuit, Blues are now linked with a move for Michy Batshuayi.

The 22-year old Marseille striker was heavily linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur, however, due to Daniel Levy’s decision of not slashing his wage structure has seen the transfer go on hold.

Instead, Spurs have switched their striker target and are now keen on signing AZ’s Vincent Janssen in a £12million deal.

According to Express, Batshuayi demanded a salary of £100,000-per-week which Spurs out rightly refused as Moussa Dembele are Harry Kane (club’s highest paid players) earn £80k-per-week.

The decision has allowed Chelsea to enter the picture with Get French News reporting a £31million bid being prepared for the young striker.

Batshuayi scored 21 goals in 45 appearances for Marseille last season and believes he is ready for a move to Premier League. With Diego Costa tipped for an exit and Alvaro Morata’s hesitation, Chelsea are keen to push for Batshuayi’s signing.

His direct playing style and strong finishing abilities make Batshuayi an ideal signing for any top club. Chelsea are set to spend in the region of £150million this summer with Radja Nainggolan, Antonio Rudiger and Stephan Lichtsteiner tipped to sign for the Blues ahead of next season.

Chances of Batshuayi signing for Chelsea – 2/5

It’s not his talent or Chelsea’s will to sign the striker I doubt, it’s his ability to become Chelsea’s number one choice striker, I am not so sure about. He may be young and dynamic, but Chelsea need someone more prolific to lead their attack next season.

Conte cannot take a gamble on an unproven star and expect him to come good. Instead, he needs someone like Gonzalo Higuain, Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Karim Benzema, who know their way towards goal.

If Conte manages to sign a more prolific striker then Michy Batshuayi’s transfer would make more sense as he can play a supporting role and learn his way to becoming Chelsea’s leading striker in coming years.