According to journalist Sacha Tavolieri, the Merseyside club are “interested” in signing Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi this summer.
Tavolieri tweeted that the Toffees are “interested” in a move for the 28-year-old, with approval from Frank Lampard. The reporter added that Chelsea are keen to offload the Belgian permanently.
Following the news that Dominic Calvert-Lewin will be sidelined for around six weeks with a knee injury, the potential signing of Batshuayi could not have come at a more urgent time for the Toffees.
With Richarlison exiting the club earlier this summer, it has given Lampard the perfect opportunity to refresh his forward line, which has now become a much more pressing concern with the England striker ruled out of contention upon Everton’s return to Premier League action this evening.
Batshuayi is no stranger to the Everton boss after working with the 44-year-old at Stamford Bridge back in 2019/20, and the former Chelsea boss had plenty of praise for the forward, so he will surely love to reunite with the player at Goodison Park this summer.
Lampard once claimed of Batshuayi: “He’s positive, hard-working, loves scoring goals. That might sound simple for a striker but I’ve seen some who don’t love it quite as much. He loves scoring in training, he always stays out to do extra practice. I’m thankful to have him in the squad.”
The £90k-per-week gem has scored 136 goals in his senior club career across a number of different leagues, netting 25 goals and delivering six assists for Chelsea over 76 appearances so far for the west Londoners.
Batshuayi is also a consistent performer for his national team, scoring 25 goals in 45 appearances for Belgium, and if the Toffees manager can get the very best out of the player by giving him consistent game-time to flourish under his watchful eye, it could be a great signing for Everton if they go for him.
The Merseysiders are currently weakened in their attacking threat with Calvert-Lewin sidelined, and Batshuayi could be a great solution to fix that particular problem at Goodison Park.
Therefore, Lampard should be pushing for the signing of the 28-year-old, and the Everton hierarchy must do everything that they can to secure a deal for the Chelsea marksman.