Chelsea value Michy Batshuayi at a daunting sum of £45m despite the striker failing to perform this season.
Frank Lampard has given the Belgian chance after chance to prove himself over a seasoned veteran like Olivier Giroud but was proven wrong every time.
Crystal Palace are interested in the 26-year-old but they are not willing to pay such a high sum for him. The Blues paid £35m for Batshuayi whereas the Eagles are ready to pay £20m. Batshuayi makes close to £100,000-per-week at Chelsea at £4.68m-per-year. He could prized out to Selhurst Park on improved terms but Chelsea will have to budge on their asking price.
Crystal Palace are struggling to score goals without an in form striker. They lost Cenk Tosun to a season-ending knee injury and Christian Benteke still scores once in a bluemoon (1 in 21 games). Conor Wickham has been sent down to Sheffield Wednesday after struggling to find his shooting boots. While Roy Hodgson has done a decent job of keeping the Eagles away from relegation, he will need to make squad improvements to continue delivering the same results.
As for Chelsea, they are more than happy to do away with Batshuayi to make way for a new face. Tammy Abraham has been the sole goalscoring threat upfront with Giroud filling in as a sporadic option. Due to this, the team’s performance has been inconsistent upfront, leaving Lampard with a lack of options in attack.