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Michy Batshuayi completes loan move to Palace

Another player moving out on loan is Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi, who concluded a last minute deal to join Crystal Palace for the rest of the season.

The Belgian international had been linked with a number of clubs as deadline day approached, with Everton, West Ham and Real Betis all said to be interested in acquiring his service, whilst he was also being talked about as a short-term replacement for the injured Harry Kane at Tottenham.

However, Batshuayi finally secured the move to Palace, although a legal loophole was used to get the deal through in time, reports The Guardian, which involved the clubs submitting a deal sheet before the 11 pm deadline, allowing them more time to thrash out the terms of the loan afterwards.

Palace, who have long been in the market for a striker, were one of the first clubs to make a move in the January window by trying to sign Liverpool’s Dominic Solanke. That fell through due to fitness issues, and Solanke eventually joined Bournemouth, but, eventually, at the very last minute, Palace got the extra forward that they wanted.

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