Marseille's Michy Batshuayi clarifies his future, with Spurs and West Ham reportedly planning bids

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Tottenham and West Ham target Michy Batshuayi says he wants to stay with Marseille.

Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi has been quoted by Foot Mercato as saying that he intends to stay with the French club, despite interest from Tottenham and West Ham United.

Batshuayi, 22, was long regarded as one Europe's top young strikers having impressed in his native Belgium with Standard Liege, and he made his big move to Marseille in the summer of 2014 after hitting 39 goals in 87 for Standard.

Last term, Batshuayi was largely used as cover for Andre-Pierre Gignac at Marseille, but after the Frenchman's shock move to Mexican side Tigres last summer, Batshuayi became Marseille's first-choice striker - and he hasn't looked back since.

18 goals in 39 games this season have catapulted Batshuayi into the spotlight, and he has capped off a superb campaign by scoring his first goal for the Belgian national team too.

Now expected to be a feature of Marc Wilmots' Belgium side at this summer's European Championships in France, Batshuayi is generating interest in his signature, with two Premier League sides believed to be vying to sign him at the end of the season.

The Telegraph report that both Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United are preparing bids for the athletic striker this summer, with a valuation of around £20m being suggested.

However, when asked about a possible move to London over the weekend, Batshuayi told the press that he wants to stay at Marseille regardless of whether they are in Europe or not, as quoted by Foot Mercato - which may mean Spurs and West Ham have to look elsewhere for a new striker this summer.

"For me, the future is with Olympique Marseille," said Batshuayi. "I like it here, there's a magnificent stadium, good players that I love. I want to stay, I love the club as a whole: the club, the supporters, the joy. Whether in Europe or not, it will not change. I began my story with OM, and I find that my story with OM is still far from over," he added.

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