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Leeds United interested in transfer agreement with Chelsea for player with 14 goals this season

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Leeds United are interested in signing Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi during the summer transfer window.

That’s according to a report from TeamTalk, who say that the Elland Road club are among a number of teams interested in signing the 28-year-old.

Batshuayi has never really managed to establish himself while he has been at Stamford Bridge, spending much of his time as a Chelsea player out on loan elsewhere.

This season, the Belgian is on loan with Besiktas, where he has scored 14 goals in 37 appearances in all competitions this season.

Now however, it seems as though the striker could return to the Premier League for next season, with Elland Road a potential destination.

According to this latest update, Leeds are among the clubs considering a move for Batshuayi, along with Everton, Brighton, Southampton and Wolves.

There is also said to be interest from Spain, Italy and Germany, while Besiktas are apparently also keen on keeping the striker.

It is thought that Chelsea will look to sell Batshuayi in the summer, when he enters the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge.

This may not be a bad signing for Leeds in fairness.

We have seen this season that the Elland Road club do need to bring in cover for Patrick Bamford upfront, and Batshuayi could certainly provide that.

The Belgian has often got goals wherever he has been, despite not settling at Chelsea, and has been playing at a high level during those loan spells away from the club.

With other Premier League interest, this could come back to haunt Leeds if they do not win this transfer race, so this could be one that is worth pursuing.

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