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Michy Batshuayi has ruled out the possibility of leaving Valencia early and returning to Stamford Bridge, report Goal.

Batshuayi was one of the hottest strikers on the planet during his loan stint with Borussia Dortmund at the start of the year, but has been unable to replicate those performances with Valencia.

The 25-year-old has hardly set the world alite in La Liga. Just the one goal in ten league appearances is a poor return for a player of his quality.

It’s not a matter of Michy’s form tailing off, he’s scored seven goals in nine international appearances in 2018, including a brace against Iceland on Thursday evening. Perhaps Valencia just isn’t the right fit for him.

That may be the case, but Batshuayi is not prepared to throw in the towel. Following Belgium’s win over Iceland, he’s quoted by Goal saying:

“On my departure from Valencia, there are only rumours. I have no problem with the club and I understand the coach [Marcelino] very well.”

“We are in a bad phase, but we will continue working to overcome the slump.”

If Batshuayi’s telling the truth, we’re unlikely to see him in a Chelsea shirt this term. Whether that mean we stick with Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud until the end of the season, or sign a new striker in January, remains to be seen.

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