Besiktas Pull Out Of Talks With Chelsea Striker Michy Batshuayi

Besiktas have pulled out of talks over a move for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi.

A Besiktas insider informed Turkish-Football that Batshuayi is no longer a target.

Besiktas wanted the striker on loan but the Blues are not prepared to send the striker on a temporary move.

Chelsea are only interested in a permanent transfer deal.

Additionally, the Belgium international is not keen on a move to Turkey and wants to remain at Chelsea.

Besiktas president Fikret Orman has been in London for transfer talks. The Black Eagles landed a deal for Tottenham winger Georges-Kévin Nkoudou and are keen on signing a striker.

Batshuayi has yet to make an appearance for the Blues and hasn’t even been named in the match-day squad for the first two games of the season but head coach Frank Lampard hinted today that the striker may have a future in the team.

“We need Michy. We need the competition up front with the strikers we have,” Lampard was quoted as saying by West London Sport.

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Chelsea have been under a transfer ban this summer and as things stand Olivier Giroud and youngster Tammy Abraham are the only viable striker options.

Batshuayi would offer more depth and it seems Lampard may have changed his initial plans for the forward who has yet to play a single minute of first-team football this term.