Chelsea slapped £20m price tag on 26-year-old out-of-favour striker

By | August 26, 2020

Chelsea have reportedly slapped a £20m price tag on out-of-favour striker Michy Batshuayi.

With Timo Werner having arrived from Bundesliga outfits RB Leipzig, Frank Lampard is prepared to cash in on the Belgium attacker ahead of the next season.

The 26-year-old has endured another frustrating 12 months at the West London club, founding back of the net six times from just five starts and 19 appearances in all competitions

Nevertheless, Het Laatste Nieuws reports that club officials still want to recoup as much as £20m for the forward ahead of next campaign.

As they prepare for their return to the top flight, Leeds United are believed to be one of a number of teams who are keeping tabs on the situation.

However, it appears unlikely that the Yorkshire giants will be willing to commit such a significant financial outlay on the player.

Meanwhile, Chelsea will reportedly turn focus to securing the services of Jonathan Ikone from Ligue 1 giants Lille should they fail to reach an agreement with Bundesliga outfits Bayer Leverkusen playmaker for Kai Havertz.

The West London club remain locked in talks with German outfits over a deal for Havertz, who is supposedly keen on pushing through a switch to Premier League.

However, the longer discussions drag on the more likely the Blues are to look elsewhere and, according to Le 10 Sport, Ikone has been identified as a cheaper alternative.