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Report: Batshuayi in talks at Palace

Speculation is on the rise that Michy Batshuayi could now be on his way to Crystal Palace after negotiations broke down between Chelsea and West Ham.

The BBC are reporting that within the last 30 moinutes the south London outfit have been given the chance to clinch a loan deal.

But although Palace have been considering him throughout the window and whilst talks are ongoing there is no guarantee it will happen.

The Hammers pulled out of a deal when learning the striker wanted wages of £170k and that a £2 million loan fee would be involved plus a £1 million agents fee.

Given that he managed just three goals in 23 appearances for Valencia on loan this season before being sent back to Stamford Bridge that was far to rich for the Hammers blood.

Batshuayi’s choice of club would have been Spurs but relationships between the north Londoners and Chelsea are strained and that won’t be happening.

Talks are ongoing at Selhurst Park reportedly and with time running out and a lot of paperwork to be done the chances of it happening are around 50/50.

However, Palace spent very little in the summer, are desperate for goals and may just have sufficient funds to make it happen.

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8 comments on “Report: Batshuayi in talks at Palace

  1. So are we in for Benteke? Wouldn’t surprise me…..

  2. Hope the” colonel’s” back to face Bat****e when we play Palace in a couple of weeks time😊😊😊

  3. Good.Said this morning he was a mercenary type demanding huge wages plus he has messed us about b4.Seems pointless for a 3 month loan anyhow as we already have his type at the club.Huge clear out in the Summer as Pelle brings in more of his own players and i would be surprised if any of our strikers are still at the club come next season.

  4. Who to believe.sky saying £160.000 week plus if we had shipped out either perez or Hernandez then it was very much on but because we were unable too then the old “we wouldn’t agree to his demands” is trotted out
    How many times has that old excuse been used.

  5. So you finally found a club that would take you.You should be a big hit at Crystal Palace.

  6. We’re a richer club than Palarse.
    He’s never wanted to come to us.
    Methinks the £170k figure may be a Sully invention as there’s no way he’s gonna get that out of the Top 6.

  7. Crystal Palace make move for Michy Batshuayi after Chelsea striker turns his nose up at West Ham United switch.Says it all for me.

  8. So Batman goes on loan to Palace. At £2m loan fee + £1m for the agent that’s £3m plus wages. At £170k a week for the remainder of the season, that’s £5.55m for a maximum of 14 games, which works out to just under £400k a game. Assuming (again) he doesn’t get a knock, plays every game and scores once every two games, that’s £800k a goal. With no option to buy or sell-on value.

    That’s Andy Carroll/Chicarito country.

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