Signed by Antonio Conte five years ago, the Belgian striker has an impressive strike-rate of 25 goals in 77 games for the club, the majority of those coming from the bench, and has never been close to establishing himself as Chelsea’s first-choice frontman.
It’s been some 18 months since Batshuayi played a competitive fixture for the west London outfit having spent last season across the capital with Crystal Palace.
But having found the net just twice in 20 games, the 27-year-old has done little to convince Thomas Tuchel that he’s worthy of a place in his squad.
Batshuayi’s deal at Stamford Bridge expires in 12 months, which will only give Chelsea another reason to move him on.
And Inkersole told Football FanCast that the former Marseille striker, who’s been linked with Leeds and other already this window, is likely to end his five-year affiliation with the Blues:
“With Batshuayi, I will be very surprised if he remains at the club this summer, it will probably be time to cut ties with him.”