Chelsea forward Batshuayi rubbishes ‘fake’ interview

Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi has denied that he discussed his future with Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad.

The publication recently ran a piece and the quotes were picked up by the British media.

In the interview, he reportedly claimed that it is up to Chelsea whether or not he plays at the club next season.

The quote was translated as saying:

“Honestly, I’m not trying to think too much [about my future]. It will be up to the board and the coach to decide. I’m the player, I go where Chelsea send me.”

Batshuayi has since denied speaking to the publication, tweeting that he has been enjoying his holiday.

Nevertheless, this summer could be an interesting one for Batshuayi as he struggled to hold down a regular spot in Chelsea’s first team this season.

The 23-year-old arrived at Stamford Bridge with promise after the club spent around £33m to get his signature from Marseille.

However, he only started one Premier League game under manager Antonio Conte and that was after the title had already been won.

In total, the Belgian made 28 appearances in all competitions, scoring nine goals and providing one assist.