It looked as though Batshuayi would be handed another chance to blossom at Stamford Bridge this season, as Alvaro Morata's poor form in front of goal continued throughout pre-season.
Batshuayi, who adopted the nickname "batman" during his loan spell at Borussia Dortmund last season, hinted his move to Spain was close by tweeting a bat emjoi next to an ellipsis on Friday afternoon.
The Belgian was expected to get another shot at the redemption in London, after his time at Dortmund. Batshuayi also finished third in the World Cup with his national team and also scored a goal against Tunisia. And while the Blues have Olivier Giroud in their ranks, the World Cup victor himself is not in a great form.
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The Colombia global was also linked with a switch to Manchester United , but he has opted for a move to Goodison Park. Meanwhile Merseyside rivals Liverpool have sent injury plagued striker Danny Ings on loan to Southampton.
Rumours recently surfaced of a loan move to Spanish club, Valencia, and Batshuayi seems to have confirmed the move is happening by posting a Bat emoji on his Twitter page - a Bat is featured on Valencia's crest.
Sarri managed to strengthen his Chelsea squad with two new arrivals this week in Kepa Arrizabalaga and Mateo Kovacic, but fans will be bemused by his decision to allow a striker leave the club before the start of the season.
Chelsea will open their EPL campaign with a game against Huddersfield Town on Saturday.