Chelsea could offer Michy Batshuayi in deal to sign Premier League striker – report

Chelsea could use Michy Batshuayi as a makeweight in a deal to sign Swansea striker Fernando Llorente, according to reports

Chelsea are willing to offer Michy Batshuayi on loan as part of a deal to sign Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente, according to reports.

Sky Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano has taken to Twitter to provide an update on negotiations between Chelsea, Llorente’s representatives and Swansea.

Antonio Conte is reported to be keen to reunite with the former Juventus striker as the Chelsea manager looks to win the Premier League title in his first season.

The Guardian reporter claimed that Chelsea are willing to send Batshuayi on loan to Swansea in order to secure Llorente’s transfer to the Premier League leaders.

Batshuayi has been used sparingly by manager Conte since the Belgium international completed a £34m move to Chelsea from Ligue 1 side Lille in the summer transfer window.

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The 23-year-old is still waiting to make his first Premier League star after coming off the bench 12 times in the English top flight.

Llorente, meanwhile, has scored five times in 11 games in the Premier League after his move to Swansea from Sevilla in the summer.

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