BREAKING: Chelsea striker officially joins Valencia

EPL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 10/08/2018

Chelsea agreed terms with Valencia for striker Michy Batshuayi to join the Spanish side on a season-long loan as the club announced on their official website.

The Blues faced heading into the new Premier League campaign with four strikers available to Maurizio Sarri, but the Italian has stated his desire to trim his squad at Stamford Bridge.

The 24-year-old Belgium international spent part of last season on loan with Bundesliga outfit club Borussia Dortmund, scoring nine times in 14 appearances.

Batshuayi departure will leave Alvaro Morata, Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham as Chelsea's recognised strikers.

Batshuayi joined Chelsea in July 2016 for a fee in the region of £33m and has scored 19 times in 53 games.