Michy Batshuayi confirms Marseille exit

Michy Batshuayi to Chelsea

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Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi has confirmed that he will leave the club this summer, with Chelsea the favourites to snap him up.

The Belgium international has recently returned from international duty after his side were knocked out of the European Championship by Wales.

Throughout the tournament he was linked with a move away from Marseille, with a number of European clubs all fighting it out for his signature.

The 22-year-old reportedly passed a medical with the Blues on Thursday after receiving special permission from Marc Wilmots to speak to Chelsea.

A deal worth £33m is thought to have been agreed after Batshuayi scored 17 goals in 36 Ligue 1 games, and he has thanked Marseille for their support during his time at the club.

In a statement on Saturday, Batshuayi wrote: “This should be formalised tomorrow, but I am going to leave Marseille this summer.

“First of all I want to especially thank the supporters of Marseille – during these two years within the club I loved since I was little you showed me all your love and support.

“It is a great honour for me to have worn this shirt at the Velodrome, a stage you knew how to make beautiful with this unique atmosphere in France.

“I hope I can continue to make you proud in my new club and I will continue to follow very closely Marseille’s result, and I hope they get the results they so richly deserve.”

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