Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi could well leave the Premier League and rejoin former club Marseille on loan after failing to break into the Blues’ first team, according to Le 10 Sport.
The Belgium international was hot property in the transfer market over the summer but it was the Stamford Bridge outfit that won the race for his signature.
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However, Basthuayi is yet to start a Premier League game this season under Antonio Conte and has been forced to make-do with brief substitute cameos for the Premier League side.
Diego Costa is in electric form for Chelsea currently and is the West London outfit’s first-choice to lead the line under the Italian trainer.
The report suggests that Batshuayi is quickly becoming disheartened by the lack of time on the pitch and still has a close bond with the Ligue 1 club.
A loan move would allow the Belgian forward to play more often but whether Conte is willing to potential leave himself short of options in the final third remains to be seen.
With Loic Remy out on loan at Premier League rivals Crystal Palace, Chelsea do not have any other proven centre forwards to feature should Costa get injured or become unavailable.