Reports: Michy Batshuayi to undergo Chelsea medical, Levy's plan to make late bid fails

Michy Batshuayi

Chelsea appear to have beaten Tottenham in the race to sign Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi.

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According to RMC Sport, Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi will undergo a medical with Chelsea today - whilst Get French Football News suggest that Tottenham's Daniel Levy had been biding his time in the club's pursuit of the forward.

Batshuayi, 22, established himself as one of Europe's top young strikers last season, hitting 24 goals in all competitions for Marseille, adding a further nine assists too.

Michy Batshuayi

The former Standard Liege star subsequently earned a place in Belgium's Euro 2016 squad, and whilst he has been backing up Romelu Lukaku, he came off the bench to score Belgium's second goal in Sunday's 4-0 win over Hungary.

Now, with cash-strapped Marseille desperately seeking funds, they need to sell Batshuayi for big money - and a move to Chelsea appears to be on the verge of completion.

RMC Sport report that a €40m (£31m) bid from Chelsea has been accepted, and Batshuayi will undergo a medical on Wednesday ahead of signing a five-year contract with the Blues.

Michy Batshuayi

The news comes just hours after a report from Get French Football News suggested that Tottenham were set to make a late offer for Batshuayi today.

It's claimed that, with Spurs looking to add a new striker as cover for Harry Kane, Tottenham had been hoping to land Batshuayi, but Chelsea appear to have beaten them to the striker - much like they did with playmaker Willian in the summer of 2013.

Belgium's Michy Batshuayi scores their second goal

The report adds that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has been developing a relationship with Marseille president Vincent Labrune, and had been biding his time in the pursuit of Batshuayi, but his plans to make a late bid have failed.

With Marseille needing cash ahead of July 5th to avoid further financial issues, Levy had allegedly acknowledged that now was the time to bid for Batshuayi and attempt to get him in a cut-price deal - but Chelsea appear to have pipped their London rivals.

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