Batshuayi hasn't been able to oust the in-form Diego Costa .

AC Milan monitoring Michy Batshuayi after frustrating start at Chelsea

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When Michy Batshuayi assisted the winning goal on his Chelsea debut against West Ham, it looked like life at Stamford Bridge was going to be plain sailing.

The 23-year-old quickly followed that moment of magic with his first Premier League goal against Watford, but it seems he still has his work cut out to impress Antonio Conte.

Batshuayi is not first choice, despite the club splashing out £33million to land him from Marseille this summer.


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The Blues fought off interest from Tottenham, West Ham, and Crystal Palace to bring him in, but as we all know, in the crazy world of Roman Abramovich, that kind of money doesn't necessarily mean a place in the first team.

To be fair, the Belgian probably should have seen this coming. Chelsea usually operate with a lone striker, and as long as Diego Costa remains at the club, there's only going to be one winner.

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The new boy is yet to have too many complaints about the situation, but there is already one European giant waiting in the wings if he does decide to move on in the future.

Milan keen 

According to the Mirror, AC Milan - who themselves have big money to spend following their takeover - are keeping a close eye on the player, and could swoop if they hear any indications that he'd be willing to quit the Premier League.


The same source suggests that Batshuayi is now Milan's main attacking target because they've given up on a crazy bid for Harry Kane, accepting they're never going to be able to nab the Tottenham star.

It seems ridiculous to think of Batshuayi leaving Chelsea already, though it's most likely it would be on loan if he were to be shipped out in the near future. His only other goals this season came in the EFL Cup against Bristol Rovers, but his final season at Marseille - when he saved them from relegation to Ligue 2 - gave a glimpse of what he's capable of.

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