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Chelsea striker left in desperate situation ahead of summer transfer window with Besiktas unwilling to make financial commitment

Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi faces a potentially difficult summer ahead as Besiktas are reportedly unwilling to sign him on a permanent deal.

Batshuayi since joining Chelsea in 2016 has not hit the heights expected of him and loan spells at Crystal Palace and Valencia have been quite underwhelming.

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The Belgium international signed a contract extension with Chelsea before joining Besiktas on loan last summer in a view to sealing a permanent deal due as the Blues hope to recoup the £35 million they spent in the summer of 2016 and despite scoring 12 times in 34 appearances in all competitions, DH in Belgium via Sport Witness say that Besiktas are not ready to seal a permanent deal for the striker.

The major reason behind the Turkish club’s decision is reported to be financial as they are “not ready to consent to such a large financial effort”. Hence, it is expected that Batshuayi returns to Chelsea this summer.

It is quite clear that the Belgian is not in the future plans of his parent club given the fact that there is enough depth in the Blues’ striking position with the likes of Kai Havertz, Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner. It therefore means both parties must find a buyer for the striker before the start of next season. Could another loan deal be on the cards? Fingers crossed.

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