Chelsea priced Spurs out of a loan move for Michy Batshuayi by demanding a huge fee


Michy Batshuayi has had a whirlwind month thanks to the January transfer window. 

His loan spell at Valencia didn't work out and a few weeks ago, the Belgian international returned to Chelsea.

However, he's certainly not in Maurizio Sarri's plans either and since returning to Stamford Bridge, Batshuayi's representatives have been working on finding him another club. 

Reports have suggested that loan moves to Monaco, West Ham and Real Betis all fell through due to the strikers' high wage demands. 

Instead, it was Crystal Palace who swept in at the final hour to complete a deal and the 25-year-old will now spend the rest of the season at Selhurst Park. 

There's no doubt that Batshuayi has enough potential to help Palace avoid the drop, but only time will tell if he'll be able to show that each week. 

Interestingly, before he agreed to move across London, there was one more club interested in taking the player away from Chelsea. 


According to the Mirror, Tottenham were offered Batshuayi's services by his representatives after a move to Monaco collapsed. 


The striker himself was keen on linking up with Mauricio Pochettino's squad - but thanks to Chelsea's rivalry with Spurs, it never happened. 

Apparently, the Blues did offer to loan Batshuayi but demanded Tottenham pay a huge £8 million fee. 

What Chelsea fans will love though, is that fee was four times higher than the one they asked both West Ham and Real Betis for during negotiations with those clubs.



In essence, the Blues offered their rivals a deal that they'd never accept, due to the fact that neither club values the striker anywhere near that £8 million figure. 

A bitter rivalry has developed between the London clubs in recent years and this latest deadline day feud means that it's far from over. 

Although Chelsea fans will love how their club attempted to hold Spurs to ransom with the Batshuayi deal, the player himself is probably far from impressed. 

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