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Batsman Returns! Crystal Palace confirm signing of striker Michy Batshuayi on a loan from Chelsea until the end of the season after Belgian signed one-year contract extension at Stamford Bridge Crystal Palace have confirmed the return of striker Michy Batshuayi on loan  The 26-year-old joined Chelsea for £33million from Ligue 1 side Marseille in 2016 He has struggled for game time and has been pushed down the pecking order Batshuayi would have been the fourth-choice striker at Stamford Bridge

By Jack Kinnersley For Mailonline

Published: 13:47 BST, 10 September 2020 | Updated: 17:56 BST, 10 September 2020

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Crystal Palace have confirmed the return of striker Michy Batshuayi on loan from Chelsea. 

The 26-year-old's existing Chelsea deal was set to expire next summer but the additional 12 months will now ensure he does not become a free agent once his loan expires. 

Palace have an option to buy the player at the end of the loan deal but they are not obliged to.   

Michy Batshuayi has returned to Crystal Palace on loan after signing a contract extension

Michy Batshuayi has returned to Crystal Palace on loan after signing a contract extension

The 26-year-old joined Chelsea for £33million from Marseille in 2016 but has struggled for regular game time and been pushed further down the pecking order this summer following the Blues’ spending spree. 

The £53m signing of Timo Werner, adding to Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud already in the squad, means Batshuayi would have been the fourth-choice striker in Frank Lampard's

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