Tottenham allowed to open talks with rivals Blues over loan star Batshuayi

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Michy Batshuyai would most certainly want to join a club which can provide him with contact first team action but right now West Ham United have a number of forwards at their disposal.

The Belgium global spent the first half of the season on loan at Valencia in Spain, but failed to make an impact under Los Che coach Marcelino.

Michy Batshuayi had to wait until the hours after the transfer deadline before finally seeing his future resolved with the Belgium worldwide joining Crystal Palace from Chelsea on loan until the end of the season.

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Spurs, however, were not prepared to make a significant permanent investment in Batshuayi, giving Palace a late opportunity to secure the Belgian's services.

Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri had no interest in recalling Batshuayi even before the arrival of Gonzalo Higuain on loan from Juventus last week, saying he needed a striker with "different characteristics" for his system.

However, he claims Tottenham have also expressed an interest in the 25-year-old.

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However, that deal didn't work out and the forward has only scored a couple of goals for Los Che in the first half of the season. The Belgian has struggled to get regular playing time at Chelsea and was loaned out to Valencia this season.

In 2005, Frank Arnesen left his role as sporting director at White Hart Lane to move to Stamford Bridge, and then in 2013 Spurs were close to signing Willian, only for Chelsea to usurp the deal at the last minute. The stance could leave him with an unhappy player for the remainder of the season, however, as Gueye was set on a move to Paris and had urged Everton not to block a dream move to the Champions League contenders.

"So they can't take another player on loan".

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