By Mark Smith

23rd Aug, 2022 | 4:10pm

Leeds United are a solution for Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi as we enter the final week of the transfer window, according to Sacha Tavolieri.

The RMC Sport journalist reported that Everton are unlikely to make a move as the Belgian international doesn’t suit the set-up of Frank Lampard.

It is reported that Chelsea want a permanent sale and Leeds could take advantage of that as they challenge Newcastle for a potential deadline-busting move.

Writing on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday [23 August], Tavolieri shared the latest news with a move on the cards in the next week.

“About the possible arrival of Michy Batshuayi to Everton: Been told the system set-up by Franck Lampard would not suit the player’s football well,” he wrote.

“Leeds and Newcastle could be other solutions until the end of transfer window. Chelsea leaning towards a definitive sale.”

No thanks.

Leeds United need a striker, there is no denying it.

But, what they must not do is buy one for the sake of it after leaving it far too long in the current window, and Batshuayi certainly falls into that category.

The Belgian has hardly played in the Premier League in recent years and when he has, either at Chelsea or on loan at Crystal Palace, he has flopped.

Rodrigo proved he can play that role better over the weekend, and with Joe Gelhardt and Patrick Bamford, there is three strikers who are already better.

Leeds need that big name who can take on the number nine role and fire in 15 goals between now and the end of the season at least, and that isn’t Batshuayi.

Everton may get desperate in this final week, and the same applies to Newcastle, let’s hope we hold our nerve and bring someone in much more effective.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites now want to sign this striker with a rival set to kickstart a major £30million+ transfer battle