CHELSEA LOOKING TO SELL STRIKER IN JANUARY

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According to a report on Daily Mail, Chelsea are looking to sell Michy Batshuayi in January.

The striker is currently on loan at Valencia but the Blues are looking to settle his future in January and have offered him to other Premier League clubs including Crystal Palace.

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is in need of a goal-scoring striker at Selhurst Park with Christian Benteke struggling with injury.

Batshuayi joined Chelsea from Marseille two years ago for a fee of £33million, but has struggled to nail down a regular place at Stamford Bridge.

His loan at Valencia this season is his second consecutive spell away from Chelsea after failing to convince Antonio Conte and Maurizio Sarri.

He spent the second half of last season on loan at Borussia Dortmund scoring nine goals in 14 appearances across all competitions before his season was ended by an injury.

Interest in the 25-year-old striker is high with Monaco, AC Milan and Roma all interested in the Belgian.

Batshuayi isn’t the only Chelsea player to have been linked with Crystal Palace ahead of the January transfer window. Victor Moses and Tammy Abraham have also been linked with the Eagles.

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson refused to discuss rumours linking his club with these Chelsea players.

“This is the time when players get linked with football clubs,” Hodgson told reporters on Friday .”Every press conference could be spent discussing the relevance or irrelevance of names that are put forward, but it is understandable that because we haven’t scored many goals that any goalscorer that may or may not be available is going to be linked with clubs like ourselves, Cardiff, Huddersfield and Burnley.

“As far as I’m concerned I don’t intend to comment on any individual players, I think it’s a dangerous thing to do for several reasons.”

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