By Joe Ellis

4th Aug, 2022 | 6:40pm

Michy Batshuayi wants Everton loan as Frank Lampard and Chelsea want permanent move

Michy Batshuayi is only interested in a loan move to Everton but Chelsea would prefer him to leave permanently, according to Sacha Tavolieri.

The Belgian international has piqued the interest of the Toffees and after Frank Lampard courted his profile, they are ready to make a move to sign him.

But while both Chelsea and Everton seem ready to make a permanent deal happen, Batshuayi is preferring to remain contracted to the Blues in a one-year extension which will then see him head to Goodison Park on loan.

A danger to the Toffees’ chances of signing the 28-year-old striker is Wolves who have identified him and South Korean Hwang Ui-Jo as targets to try and replace the injured Raul Jimenez [Express and Star].

They claim that any move would also be likely to be a loan rather than a permanent fixture after Batshuayi scored 14 goals for Besiktas in the Turkish Super League last season.

More than ok

If there is no convincing the Belgian to make Goodison Park his permanent home, then Lampard and Kevin Thelwell should still be more than happy to agree on a loan move.

The only downside to such a move would be that he won’t be allowed to play away at Stamford Bridge later in the season or on the opening day, although a move would have to materialise extremely quickly to register him before then.

He has proven in the Premier League and on the international stage that he can provide the goals required for a successful season but he has not been given the chance to play an extended run of fixtures to see his goal tally match that.

Goodison Park could well be the place where he finally gets that with Dominic Calvert-Lewin now out of action for six weeks and no other senior striker ready to take his place.

Even if a loan is not the ideal scenario, it is still far better than not signing BAtshuayi at all.