Galatasaray have received a transfer boost in their pursuit of Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi after Valencia general director Mateu Alemany confirmed that his loan stay will be terminated.
“His situation is very clear. I expect he will leave in the coming hours or days,” Alemany was quoted as saying by BBC.
“We hope that, for his sake, this can be resolved as soon as possible. He is leaving and it’s now a matter of negotiation.”
The La Liga outfit were knocked out of the Copa del Rey, losing 2-1 against Sporting Gijon on Tuesday.
Batshuayi was brought on as a substitute at half time.
The Belgium international struggled for playing time at Los Che scoring just three times in 23 appearances.
Sources at Galatasaray revealed to Turkish-Football that Batshuayi is a target and that the club will launch an official loan bid once his contract with Valencia is terminated.
The 25-year-old will however, take some convincing. The Lions are aware that a move to Turkey is not plan A for Batshuayi’s camp.
The Super Lig outfit are however, willing to wait until the end of the transfer window and push for a move if his future has not been resolved.
Galatasaray are facing the prospect of entering the second half of the season without a first-choice striker if they fail to bring in a forward in January.
The reigning Super Lig champions could face competition from Everton who are keen on Batshuayi but only as a permanent transfer option according to Sky Sports.