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Saturday April 30 2016
Juventus 'book' Batshuayi

Multiple reports claim Juventus have locked down an option on Olympique Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi.

Still only 22, his star is set to rise rapidly with Belgium at Euro 2016.

He already showed his remarkable pace with two goals in just three senior caps for the Red Devils, one of them in a friendly against Italy.

According to both La Stampa and Tuttosport newspapers, Juventus used the Mario Lemina deal to get an option on Batshuayi too.

Yesterday Juve officially announced they had activated their €9.5m option to buy midfielder Lemina from Marseille after a season on loan.

It’s widely reported Bianconeri director Beppe Marotta used that meeting to discuss a summer offer for Batshuayi as well.

They hope to get into Marseille’s good books and anticipate the competition from clubs like Tottenham, Liverpool and Roma.

This season he has scored 20 goals and provided 10 assists in 47 competitive games for Olympique Marseille.

Juventus could get a further discount because Marseille are eager to buy Mauricio Isla after his loan spell, a deal that would be worth around €7m.

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