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Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi is very close to joining Valencia on a season-long loan, according to reports in Spain.

The 24-year-old was signed for £33 million from Marseille two years ago but struggled to secure a regular role during Antonio Conte's reign.

Last season, the Belgian striker started only three Premier League games for Chelsea before he left to join Borussia Dortmund in the January transfer window.

Batshuayi got off to a flying start during his time in the Bundesliga, scoring nine goals in 14 appearances before an ankle ligament injury ended his campaign.

According to El Desmarque, several clubs are interested in signing Batshuayi on loan including Sevilla and Dortmund.

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But Batshuayi is understood to favour a move to Valencia and the Spanish club are now in pole position to sign the striker on a temporary deal.

Batshuayi returned from his post-World Cup holiday this week to begin training with Chelsea.

According to reports in France last week, Maurizio Sarri has told Batshuayi that he has a future at Stamford Bridge.

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