Leeds United were always bound to be linked with some exciting players after their return to the Premier League.

Brentford’s Said Benrahma is a name that keeps popping up, but Phil Hay claimed that the Whites could target Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi if that doesn’t work out.

The Belgian international is in the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge and has been sent on numerous loans in recent seasons.

So, what is Chelsea’s stance on the forward? Reliable journalist Alan Smith has delivered the lowdown on what the Whites could expect to Leeds Live.

“There is no prospect of him returning to Frank Lampard’s plans,” he said.

“When given an opportunity he failed to grasp it and they are now more than happy for him to leave if the right deal is struck.”

With Chelsea reportedly happy to let him leave the club, what sort of deal could Leeds fans expect to see, a loan or permanent?

“He has one year remaining on his deal, worth more than £100,000 a week, and that likely means another loan, mostly because no sensible club will be willing to pay a fee and offer him similar wages.”

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Sporting director Victor Orta has already been reportedly offered the chance to sign Batshuayi, with a permanent deal potentially setting Leeds back £25million.

The Express claimed that his £100,000-a-week plus wages could be a problem for Leeds, and players such as Benrahma would certainly be better options.

Marcelo Bielsa worked with the Belgian at Marseille, and he would be required to work his magic to get the best out of Batshuayi, who has struggled for quite some time now.

Batshuayi hasn’t scored more than seven goals in a single league season since his time in France back in 2016, and this would be a huge risk – loan or permanent.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites have lodged a £16.3million offer for this striker after demands from Bielsa


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