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Serie A giants lining up an official approach for 25-year-old Chelsea forward

According to the reports, Roma are reportedly ready to launch a loan approach for Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi.

There are currently doubts over the future of Edin Dzeko, who is being linked with a transfer to Inter Milan before the end of the summer window.

However, according to Sky Sports Italia, Roma are keen to bring in Batshuayi, regardless of whether the 33-year-old stays at Stadio Olimpico.

While Batshuayi played an active role for Chelsea during their pre-season programme, the Belgium international was not included in the 18-man squad to face Manchester United last weekend.

That would suggest that Frank Lampard regards the striker as third choice behind Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud, although the newly-appointed boss may value keeping the 25-year-old as an option in his squad.

Nevertheless, the report adds that Roma are keen to agree a loan deal, while possessing the option to buy Batshuayi next summer.

Meanwhile, the Blues are reportedly planning to make a £70m move for Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell when their transfer ban ends.

Frank Lampard’s side could be free to sign new players as early as January if their appeal is successful, but if not a potential deal for the England international will have to wait until next summer’s transfer window.

The 22-year-old, who made 36 appearances for the Foxes last season, is now set to be Lampard’s top target when he is able to make permanent additions to his squad.