Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi is set to have his loan cut short with Valencia, the Spanish club have confirmed, as his representatives negotiate a January move for the Belgian international.
Batshuayi has failed to impress in La Liga after being signed to much fanfare in August. Despite needing reinforcements up front, Maurizio Sarri is not keen to incorporate the 25-year-old forward and he will be shipped out as Chelsea work on a deal to bring in Gonzalo Higuain or Callum Wilson this month.
Valencia director Mateu Alemany confirmed the club are keen to cut ties with Batshuayi as soon as possible after he missed a sitter when afforded a rare start in the Copa del Rey this week, with manager Marcelino taking aim at the out-of-sorts striker in his post-match comments.
"We're working on Batshuayi's transfer," Alemany said.
"The players has known this for weeks. There are a few teams interested, we hope to complete the deal as soon as possible".