Crystal Palace are closing in on the Deadline Day signing of Michy Batshuayi from Chelsea, per Sky Sports.
The Belgium striker has, per the aforementioned report, agreed personal terms with the Eagles as they seek to bolster their attack.
Football FanCast reported earlier on Thursday that West Ham had pulled out of negotiations to take Batshuayi on loan, such were his wage demands. The striker wanted £170,000-per-week, while Chelsea were keen to receive a £2million loan fee.
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Batshuayi had been keen to join Tottenham Hotspur, but Chelsea were always unlikely to let him leave for their top four and London rivals.
Palace have now seemingly moved to secure the striker – the news was first broke by Kaveh Solhekol and has since been followed up by Sky Sports’ full report.
Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has agreed terms with Crystal Palace. Deal not done yet
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) January 31, 2019
And fans can hardly believe the prospect of the eleventh-hour deal being pulled off by Roy Hodgson’s men.
@CPFC ANNOUNCE BATSHUAYI
— 🦅 (@VicenteEra) January 31, 2019
— Sly McNally (@SlyMc67) January 31, 2019
Stopped going on Twitter like an hour ago when I found out we weren't signing anyone, then get notifications sayings Batshuayi is on his way. This club is so unpredictable man. Hope we haven't left it too late.
— Nick 🦅 (@Nick_CPFC) January 31, 2019
If we actually manage to get Batshuayi over the line then I honestly see this as a hugely successful window considering! The amount of “dead wood” we have got rid of, signing Sako back on cheaper wages and getting a young prospect in goal 🙌🏼#CPFC
— darren millard 🦅 (@darrenmillard5) January 31, 2019
I would have put my house on us not signing anyone tonight and now suddenly Steve Parish confirms WE are the ones signing Michy Batshuayi on an initial loan. Let’s hope it happens. Would be a great addition for us #CPFC 🤞🏻🤞🏻
— Lee Bowman (@LeeCPDAFC) January 31, 2019
— 𝕯𝕮. 🦅 (@inkedcheez) January 31, 2019
I’d pretty much given up on the hope of a striker this window, but if Batshuayi is really joining #cpfc, then it’s got to be good.
— Murali P (@MuraliPara) January 31, 2019