The £33m striker has struggled to make an impression at Stamford Bridge since joining from Marseille in the summer.

He scored one and made another after being given a rare start in Sunday’s 4-1 FA Cup win over Peterborough.

But even though he is wanted on loan by both West Ham and Swansea, Blues boss Antonio Conte is digging his heels in over the Belgian international.

Chelsea are poised to bring in Swansea striker Fernando Llorente to serve as a back-up for Diego Costa.

But Conte is convinced he can still get something out of Batshuayi and wants the 23-year-old to respond to the challenge.

Meanwhile, John Terry has ruled out leaving Chelsea this month while the Blues have finally ended their interest in Real Madrid star Pepe.