Since completing a €39 million transfer from Ligue 1 club Marseille in 2016, Michy Batshuayi has gone out on loan three times to Crystal Palace, Borussia Dortmund and Valencia.
The 25-year-old star has only played one full campaign, in fact, at Chelsea during the 2016/17 term. He did not do badly either, with nine goals to his name in 28 matches to help the club win the EPL.
Since then, however, Michy has struggled to earn minutes at Stamford Bridge. Therefore, he has spent the past two campaigns going out on loan to gain valuable playing time.
Although there have been talks going about claiming that Serie A giants AS Roma were plotting a permanent transfer. Apparently, he is done with loan stints and could depart permanently if things don’t change at Chelsea.
Not helping matters for the Belgian forward is that he’s yet to make a competitive match under Lampard.
The new Chelsea manager left him out of the squad for the Premier League match against Leicester City.
But it appears fears over Michy are unfounded as Frank has plans for the Belgium international.
“Michy’s here as one of our three strikers,” said Frank, according to Football London.
“He’s very much in our plans and competing with Tammy [Abraham] and Olivier [Giroud] for that space.”
Batshuayi has netted 19 goals and provided four assists in 53 games for Chelsea across all competitions.
Meantime, As Sky Sports Italia’s Fabrizio Romano reports, AS Roma and Chelsea have agreed on a season-long loan for the 27-year-old Davide Zappacosta, and he’s set for his medical in the coming days.