Chelsea striker to follow Cesc Fabregas to Monaco

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has emerged as a January transfer target for Monaco.

The forward has spent the first half of the season at Valencia, but the Belgium international is scheduled to return to west London after scoring just twice in eight starts and 12 substitute outings in La Liga and the Champions League.

However, it appears unlikely that the Belgian will remain with the Blues – despite their frontline concerns – and France Football is reporting, AS Monaco are willing to add Batshuayi to their squad.

Recently-appointed boss Thierry Henry has previously worked with Batshuayi with Belgium, and it appears that the Frenchman wants the striker to help his team’s efforts to avoid relegation from Ligue 1.

Batshuayi could follow former Chelsea teammate Cesc Fabregas to Stade Louis II, with the Spaniard leaving the West Londoners for a three-and-a-half year deal.

The experienced playmaker was in tears when leaving Stamford Bridge against Nottingham Forest, where the World Cup-winning midfielder captained Chelsea for his latest game, and despite the missed penalty the fans applauded the world-class N.4 and wished everything best for him with his “new project”.