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Chelsea's Batshuayi returns to Crystal Palace on season-long loan

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Michy Batshuayi has joined Crystal Palace on another loan spell from Chelsea.

Crystal Palace announced the Belgian striker moved to Selhurst Park on a season-long agreement on Thursday. They hold an option to turn Batshuayi's switch into a permanent deal at the end of his loan, The Guardian's Jacob Steinberg reports.

Batshuayi, 26, scored six goals in 13 appearances for the Eagles during his temporary stay over the final few months of the 2018-19 campaign.

"I feel like I'm home now, so it's good. But I need to do a good season here, to work a lot with my teammates and I want to do my best here," Batshuayi said.

"It's not my first time here. I know the teammates, I know the gaffer, I know how the club works here. For me, it's the best decision."

Batshuayi is the third summer addition to Roy Hodgson's senior setup. Eberechi Eze arrived from Queens Park Rangers for a reported £20-million fee and promising full-back Nathan Ferguson was plucked from West Bromwich Albion on a free transfer.

Batshuayi scored twice for Belgium in Tuesday's 5-1 Nations League win over Iceland and has netted 13 times in 59 Premier League appearances.

Crystal Palace kick off their 2020-21 Premier League season against Southampton on Saturday.

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