West Ham, Real Betis agree loan deals for Michy Batshuayi

West Ham, Real Betis agree loan deals for Michy Batshuayi

West Ham United and Real Betis have both agreed loan deals for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi until the end of the season.

Sky Sports have reported that both the London and La Liga sides have agreed deals to take the Belgium international from Chelsea on a temporary basis, but that they still would prefer to sell him in a permanent transfer this month.

Batshuayi, 25, has become something of an outcast at Stamford Bridge, having been loaned out to both Borussia Dortmund and Valencia in the past 12 months, with his loan deal with the latter side being cancelled after struggling to settle.

He managed just one goal in 15 appearances in La Liga for Valencia, scoring three in 23 games in all competitions, although he was far more successful with Dortmund after netting nine goals in 14 in Germany last season.

Michy Batshuayi

That form is what both West Ham and Betis are hoping to unearth, with the player now free to choose where we wants to go after Chelsea were able to agree terms with both.

Everton still remain interested in Batshuayi which could stand in the way of both potential loan deals, although the Toffees would only be able to sign him permanently after already bringing Kurt Zouma in on loan from Chelsea.

Elsewhere, West Ham are now unlikely to bring in £40m rated Celta Vigo Maxi Gomez this month, with the club keen to keep hold of him as they continue to battle relegation from La Liga this season.

However, a move for Batshuayi could allow Javier Hernandez to leave the London Stadium this month, who has been of interest to Valencia, with the La Liga club tabling a £7m bid to sign him.