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Michy Batshuayi: Aston Villa enquire about Chelsea striker on loan after Wesley injury

Michy Batshuayi celebrates scoring for Chelsea
Image: Michy Batshuayi is wanted by Aston Villa

Aston Villa have enquired after Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi on loan amid fears striker Wesley will not play again this season, Sky Sports News understands.

Villa are awaiting the results of a scan on a suspected knee ligament injury and have begun putting plans in place for his interim replacement.

The club were already in the market for a centre-forward but are now accelerating their efforts by spreading the word across their contacts base that they need a new striker on loan.

Villa's Wesley receives treatment after a strong challenge from Ben Mee
Image: Wesley was injured during the 2-1 win at Burnley on New Year's Day

However, Sky Sports News understands Batshuayi is highly unlikely to leave Stamford Bridge and wants to stay and fight for his place under boss Frank Lampard.

Wesley was stretchered off on 71 minutes of the game at Burnley on New Year's Day following a heavy collision with Ben Mee.

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He had scored the opener at Turf Moor and just begun to pick up some form in recent weeks, having scored just five goals prior in his first season in England.

Villa also have an injury concern over Tom Heaton, who was also taken off on a stretcher against Burnley with a suspected knee problem, with his deputy Jed Steer already out long term with an Achilles problem.

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Tom Heaton lies on the turf after picking up an injury in the second half
Image: Tom Heaton sustained an injury at Burnley

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