Michy Batshuayi: Chelsea striker joins Valencia on a season-long loan

Chelsea duo Michy Batshuayi and Kurt Zouma have both left Chelsea on season-long loans

But Maurizio Sarri has chose to back Álvaro Morata to bounce back into form aftera disappointing first season.

Although, the loan deal does not include an option for Valencia to buy the striker permanently at the end of the season, which may mean the enigmatic forward has a future at Stamford Bridge after all.

Batshuayi, who adopted the nickname "batman" during his loan spell at Borussia Dortmund last season, hinted his move to Spain was close by tweeting a bat emjoi next to an ellipsis on Friday afternoon. The striker scored 7 goals in just 10 Bundesliga appearances before his heroics were cut short due to an injury.

Michy Batshuayi's performances at Borussia Dortmund earned him a call-up to the Belgium World Cup squad, with whom he scored one goal. And while the Blues have Olivier Giroud in their ranks, the World Cup victor himself is not in a great form. Olivier Giroud willd deputise for Morata with Batshuayi on loan at Valencia.

Several clubs have been linked with a move for Batshuayi, including Sevilla, but Valencia now look set to win the race to sign the player.

Chelsea get their Premier League campaign underway on Saturday as they travel to Huddersfield (3pm).

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