Wolves: Lage has 'had good look' at 136-goal striker at Molineux

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Wolverhampton Wanderers have ‘had a good look’ at Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi and may look to lure him to Molineux, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.

Head coach Bruno Lage bolstered his attacking options by completing the £27.5million signing of Goncalo Guedes earlier this week, but he could still aim to bring in another frontman before the September 1 deadline.

GiveMeSport Transfer Update With Dean Jones
GiveMeSport Transfer Update With Dean Jones

What’s the latest news involving Batshuayi?

According to the Daily Mail, Wolves have enquired about taking Batshuayi on loan from Premier League rivals Chelsea.

The report suggests the West Midlands outfit are interested in securing the 45-cap Belgium international’s services on a temporary basis having also enjoyed spells with Borussia Dortmund, Valencia, Crystal Palace and Besiktas during his time at Stamford Bridge.

However, it appears Lage – who is into his second season at the helm after being appointed as Wolves’ head coach in June 2021 – is facing competition for Batshuayi’s signature.

That is because Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws, via Sport Witness, have revealed that Everton are also in the picture to sign the 28-year-old.

With Raul Jimenez out of action for a ‘number of weeks’ after injuring his knee and groin in a pre-season friendly, landing a new frontman has become a priority for Lage.

What has Dean Jones said about Batshuayi?

Jones has hailed the acquisition of Guedes, but he feels Wolves need to turn their attentions towards drafting in another striker.

The transfer insider understands the Molineux-based outfit have been watching Batshuayi closely during the summer.

Jones told GIVEMESPORT: “Guedes is a really good signing. He can be a bit flaky, but his quality is undoubted.

“Now they need a striker to go alongside him to finish off the chances that he will be teeing up.

“They’ve had a good look at Batshuayi recently. That shows that they are definitely in the market for a striker. Whether or not it’s him, we’ll have to wait and see.”

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Would Batshuayi be a good signing for Wolves?

Although Batshuayi has failed to nail down a regular spot in Chelsea’s side since his £33million switch from Marseille six years ago, there is no doubt that he knows where the back of the net is.

He has scored 136 goals over the course of his senior club career and won silverware at Stamford Bridge, along with during his time on loan at Valencia and Besiktas.

The fact that Batshuayi has entered the final 12 months of his £90,000-per-week contract in west London means Wolves could potentially sign their target for a cut-price fee if Chelsea are unwilling to sanction another loan move.

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