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Michy set for Palace loan move


Michy Batshuayi

Michy Batshuayi

Michy Batshuayi

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi is on the verge of sealing a season-long loan move to Crystal Palace, it's understood.

The 26-year-old Belgian is poised to sign a one-year extension on his current Stamford Bridge contract and then take up a second loan stint with the Eagles.

Batshuayi's current Chelsea contract expires next summer and a further agreement until 2022 will stop him becoming a free agent once his expected loan at Palace comes to an end.

Palace have already signed England Under-21 forward Eberechi Eze from QPR for an initial £16million this summer.

And Batshuayi's impending arrival at Selhurst Park will add a further boost to boss Roy Hodgson's attacking options.

Leeds, West Brom and Newcastle had all tracked Batshuayi with a view to a loan switch, but Palace look set to pull off the deal.

Batshuayi spent the second half of the 2018/19 campaign on loan at Palace, but remained on hand at Stamford Bridge last term in Frank Lampard's first season at the Blues' helm.

The £53million arrival of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig, allied to regular strikers Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud, has pushed Batshuayi further down the west London side's pecking order.