Chelsea outcast Michy Batshuayi in talks to join Nottingham Forest as Premier League new boys close in on potential TWENTY FIRST signing of a sensational summer window… with a deal for Blackpool’s Josh Bowler also near
- Nottingham Forest are closing in on the signing of Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi
- The Belgian will become Forest’s twenty-first signing of the summer window
- The 28-year-old striker spent last season on loan with Turkish side Besiktas
- Fenerbahce are also in the race to sign Batshuayi before the window closes
Nottingham Forest are close to completing the signing of Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi.
Steve Cooper’s side are in discussions with the Belgian’s representatives as they look to get a deal over the line before the transfer deadline on Thursday night.
The 28-year-old could become Forest’s 21st signing of the summer, with Willy Boly joining earlier today and Blackpool’s Josh Bowler also expected to sign.
Nottingham Forest are in discussions to sign Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi this summer
Turkish side Fenerbahce are also interested in the Belgian’s services but Forest are confident in getting a deal over the line.
Batshuayi joined Chelsea from Marseille in 2016 before going on to score 25 goals in 77 appearances for the Blues, but quickly fell out of favour in west London.
The 28-year-old has since had loan spells at Borussia Dortmund, Crystal Palace, Valencia and Besiktas – which is where he spent last season.
Batshuayi could prove a useful asset to Forest having scored 14 goals in 33 appearances in Turkey last year.
The Belgian has been on loan at Crystal Palace, Valencia, Borussia Dortmund and Besiktas
Blackpool’s Josh Bowler is also expected to join Nottingham Forest on deadline day
The addition could take Forest’s summer spending past £145m as Cooper’s side continue to attract attention with their eye-watering summer transfer spree.
Batshuayi could be the third player to come through the Forest door on deadline day, after Boly’s move from Wolves and Bowler’s imminent arrival from Blackpool.
Boly joined the club in a deal worth an initial £2.25m, while Bowler will join for £2m and will be sent on loan to their sister club Olympiacos.
Bowler made 41 appearances across four seasons for the club’s development team before he spent the 2019-20 campaign on loan at Hull City.
NOTTINGHAM FOREST’S SIGNINGS:
Taiwo Awoniyi, Dean Henderson, Giulian Biancone, Moussa Niakhate, Richards, Neco Williams, Wayne Hennessey, Brandon Aguilera, Harry Toffolo, Lewis O’Brien, Jesse Lingard, Orel Mangala, Emmanuel Dennis, Cheikhou Kouyate, Remo Freuler, Morgan Gibbs-White, Hwang Ui-jo, Renan Lodi, Willy Boly, Josh Bowler
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