Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has insisted that he will not accept spending another season on the Chelsea bench, report the Telegraph.
Batshuayi played less than 300 minutes of Premier League action in his debut season in England, but still managed to find the back of the net five times in the league. There can be no doubting that he is too good to waste away on the bench, and he appears to hold the same opinion.
The Telegraph quotes Batshuayi, who when asked about whether he could stomach another season out of favour at Stamford Bridge, provides a very unambiguous answer:
“No, no, no. Everyone knows that I have to play more, that I have to score goals. There’s a World Cup coming up next year. I want to be ready for the World Cup.”
According to the Telegraph, Batshuayi’s future at Chelsea could depend on whether Antonio Conte is able to secure the signature of Romelu Lukaku. The Telegraph note that both West Ham and AS Monaco are waiting in the wings to pounce if Batshuayi does get the green light to leave the club this summer.