Report: Michy Batshuayi lined up by Inter Milan

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Michy Batshuayi isn’t playing regularly at Chelsea following his $40 million from Marseille this summer, so maybe this rumor makes sense.

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A report from Corriere dello Sport in Italy states that Serie A giants Inter Milan are lining up a move for Batshuayi, 23, in January as they look to offload Mauro Icardi.

Inter’s captain hit out at his own fans in a new autobiography and with banners of protest against him last weekend, plus Inter’s fans cheering when he missed a penalty kick during the 2-1 defeat to Cagliari it is clear he may need an escape route soon despite being Inter’s leading goalscorer.

Both Arsenal and Napoli have been interested in signing the Argentina striker in the past and Icardi was linked with a move throughout the summer but decided to stay on at the San Siro. Following the latest incidents, it seems increasingly unlikely his future remains in Milan.

As for Batshuayi, the Belgian has impressed whenever he’s been given minutes by Antonio Conte but with Diego Costa red-hot (and fired up, according to this report) it seems unlikely that he’ll become a regular at Stamford Bridge anytime soon.

Yes, Batshuayi only arrived at Chelsea this summer and seems to already be a fans favorite, but it is obvious he wasn’t their first choice as a new striker with Alvaro Morata coming out and saying Chelsea pushed hard to sign him this summer.

Batshuayi scored three goals in his first three appearances for Chelsea but hasn’t scored in the six since then and he hasn’t started a game in the Premier League.