Belgium coach Marc Wilmots has revealed his striker Michy Batshuayi has completed his medical before his move to Chelsea in the summer transfer window. The 22-year-old is currently with his national side in the ongoing European championship in France as the Red Devils face Wales in the second quarter-final of the Euro 2016.
Incoming Blues manager Antonio Conte urged the west London club to sign the Marseille star as the frontman is set to become the former Juventus manager's first signing at Stamford Bridge. Conte is currently managing Italy in the Euro 2016 and will join Chelsea after his side's campaign in the tournament.
Tottenham Hotspur were also interested in signing Batshuayi as he was Mauricio Pochettino's top target this summer. However, French publication L'Equipe reported that Chelsea have beaten the likes of Spurs and Crystal Palace in securing the services of Euro 2016 star.
Wilmots confirmed Marseille had requested their player to be freed from the national camp for two hours to undergo his Chelsea medical in Bordeaux.
"They have both made massive progress in their transfers now. Marseille asked me if Batshuayi would be allowed to do his Chelsea medical in a Bordeaux hospital here," the Mirror quoted Wilmots as saying.
"I decided to allow that. He has reported back in the camp. And I can reveal now that Meunier has made a little trip too..."
The Belgium coach has hailed Batshuayi's move and explained why he allowed the 22-year-old and Thomas Meunier to leave the camp as the latter is set to join Paris Saint-Germain from Club Brugge.
"I think his move is absolutely brilliant. Michy, plus Thomas Meunier going to PSG, are being rewarded for their great form and the work they have done out here and over the past season."
"Both Michy and Thomas came to see me in our camp. They both had a lot on their minds and I decided to give them the afternoon off. I have given them both time to sort out their 'problems'.
"I know what it is like for a player when a club wants you. If I did not give them time off, they would be on the phone day and night. Now I will get them back in the camp with clear heads."