Text  Larger | Smaller | Default

Hammers gazumped in Batshuayi deal


Filed: Wednesday, 29th June 2016
By: Staff Writer


West Ham United's pursuit of Michy Batshuayi looks to be dead in the water after it was revealed that Chelsea have agreed a £33million fee for the striker with Marseille.

The 22-year-old was already poised to leave L'OM this summer with the Ligue 1 side desperate to sell in order to balance the books.

However a late move from the west London club has seen them beat off the Hammers and a string of other clubs to Batshuayi's signature, according to fresh reports from across the Channel this morning.




Despite being heavily linked with a move to West Ham for several months, Batshuayi always insisted that he would prefer to move to a club that can offer him Champions League football - one of the reasons he rejected a move to Crystal Palace this week, despite the Eagles bidding an astonishing £38million for his services.

And with Chelsea said to be sending a medical team to the Belgian squad base in France, the deal looks set to be completed sooner rather than later - despite the Blues not participating in the UCL next season, either!


West Ham - who it has been claimed had previously reached an agreement with Marseille prior to them learning of Chelsea's interest (see above) - will now turn their attentions to other targets, including Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette, Besiktas' Mario Gomez and Christian Benteke.





Related News

   arrow   The opposition view: Crystal Palace [11th Feb 2019]
   arrow   West Ham conclude deadline day business [31st Jan 2019]
   arrow   Michy's batty demands end West Ham interest [31st Jan 2019]
   arrow   Transfer deadline day latest [31st Jan 2019]
   arrow   In brief - Thursday's news round-up [31st Jan 2019]
   arrow   In brief - Thursday's news round-up [17th Jan 2019]
   arrow   In brief - Wednesday's news round-up [16th Jan 2019]
   arrow   Chelsea cooling Carroll interest? [18th Jan 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Tuesday's news round-up [4th Jul 2017]
   arrow   Ogbonna, Lanzini, Noble & Batshuayi: Thursday's news [11th May 2017]



Your Comments


Please note that this section is for comments relating to the above news item only. Any off-topic or abusive posts will be removed. Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published. To engage in further discussion on any of our news stories, visit the KUMB Forums.

Not a member of the KUMB Forums? You may register for free membership here.

comments powered by Disqus
 
News Image




On This Day ...

One Year Ago
Season tickets sold out
West Ham United have sold their entire allocation of season tickets for the...more
Three Years Ago
Pearce backs Noble for England
Former Hammer Stuart Pearce believes that Mark Noble could finally be set to win his first England c...more
Five Years Ago
Brown denies Bentley link
Southend United manager Phil Brown has denied that he is considering selling goalkeeper Daniel Bentl...more