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Chelsea slapped £45m price tag on Belgian forward

Premier League Chelsea have reportedly informed interested teams that they will have to come up with an offer of £45m to convince the West London club to sell Belgian forward Michy Batshuayi this month.

The Belgium international forward has not started a single Premier League games this campaign and has not been involved in any of their last four games in England’s top-flight amid talk of a potential exit form the club.

Aston Villa and Crystal Palace have both been credited with a strong interest in the striker, who has managed to found back of the net five times during the 2019-20 season despite a lack of regular first-team football.

However, according to The Sun, Chelsea will not consider selling the 26-year-old forward before the end of the month unless their £45m valuation is met from any other team.

The report also suggested that the West London club have no interest in loaning Belgian forward out once again, particularly considering that Giroud is expected to leave the club before the end of the January transfer window.

Chelsea continues to be rumoured with a number of players in the final third of the field having had their transfer ban reduced and they are able to make additions this month. meaning that they could be active in January to remain in top-four of the Premier League table.