Michy Batshuayi’s representatives are desperately attempting to secure the striker a loan move from Chelsea to Tottenham Hotspur on deadline day, per ESPN.
The Blues forward has also been linked with West Ham United over the past two days and Football FanCast reported earlier on Thursday that the Hammers had shelved their pursuit of a loan deal due to Batshuayi’s extensive wage demands.
ESPN now claim that Batshuayi is incredibly keen to move across London to join Spurs, who have been forced to play Fernando Llorente up front due to an injury sustained by Harry Kane.
The report also states that Everton hold an interest in the Belgium international and that Chelsea wanted to sell the striker to the Toffees for a £35million fee.
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That demand was, per ESPN, too high for the Merseyside club who have refrained from entering the transfer market on the final day of the window.
Spurs and Chelsea have dealt with each other incredibly rarely, most recently failing to come to an agreement over the possibility of Luka Modric moving to Stamford Bridge in 2011.
The most recent transfer between the two clubs was in 2009, when goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini moved from Stamford Bridge to White Hart Lane on a free transfer.
Batshuayi is merely attempting to stop his career from stalling.
The Belgium international has struggled for games at Chelsea and has been loaned out in the past two seasons, first to Borussia Dortmund and then to Valencia.
A move to Spurs would give him the chance to play for a little while, at least while Kane is injured, and could see him resuscitate his own reputation in the eyes of English football fans.
Nevertheless, the chances of a deal being done appear incredibly remote and it looks as though Batshuayi will have to make do with sitting on the Stamford Bridge bench.