Chelsea star actively looking to move after Antonio Conte snub
Michy Batshuayi has struggled to force his way into Chelsea’s first-team (Picture: Getty)

Michy Batshuayi wants to leave Chelsea on loan next month to boost his hopes of making Belgium’s World Cup squad, reports say.

Batshuayi, a £33million signing from Marseille last year, has struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge and fears his place in Roberto Martinez’s squad is under threat.

The 24-year-old scored the goal that clinched the Premier League title last term but was forced to play back-up to Diego Costa throughout a frustrating campaign.

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This season has been no different for Batshuayi, with Alvaro Morata replacing Costa as Chelsea’s first-choice striker and Batshuayi yet again struggling for regular game-time.

Even when former Real Madrid ace Morata was ruled out of Tuesday’s clash against Huddersfield Town, Antonio Conte decided to play Eden Hazard as a false nine rather than putting his faith in Batshuayi.

Chelsea star actively looking to move after Antonio Conte snub
Batshuayi reportedly believes his World Cup hopes are under threat (Picture: Getty)
Chelsea star actively looking to move after Antonio Conte snub
Antonio Conte has shown a reluctance to play the 24-year-old (Picture: Getty)

According to the Evening Standard, Batshuayi is actively looking to leave on loan when the January transfer window opens. The Belgian wants regular first-team football, particularly given the World Cup in Russia is just six months away.

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It is also claimed Chelsea have considered using Batshuayi as a bargaining tool in a deal to sign France midfielder Thomas Lemar from Monaco.

Morata is expected to return for the Blues in Saturday’s home clash against Southampton.

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