Wolves are also thought to be interested in the 21-year-old midfielder.
Paper Round's view: It was an ambitious effort from United but it always seemed unlikely to happen.
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But in response, Kenwright said: "It was a deal we agreed because the boy didn't want to play for Everton".
Antonio Conte was vocal last summer in expressing his frustrations with Chelsea's approach to transfer business. However, there is a twist. Simply playing more regularly has helped him find his groove, a solution that doesn't exactly require a rocket scientist to deduce.
"For her also to think about me and to speak about me, I think she needs to occupy her time, and if she takes care of her husband's diet she will have less time to speak about me", he once said. "And I won't forget this", he said ahead of his side's League Cup semi-final first leg with Arsenal on Wednesday.
Conte has often cut a displeased figure at Stamford Bridge this season - prompting talk of an exit for the Italian. He called Mourinho a "fake" for the way he had defended Claudio Ranieri following his sacking by Leicester having previously derided him, then dismissed him as "a little man" for dragging up the match-fixing issue.
"Me and the club know very well this situation and for this reason we must have patience to understand there is a process and we are ready to face this process".
Opportunities have once again been limited for Batshuayi, meanwhile.
"He has the perfect platform to make a judgement given the fact that Conte won the title with the same players Mourinho accused of betraying him before he was sacked by Chelsea".
The Serie A champions are ready to let the 26-year-old leave the Allianz Stadium as they have identified Bayer Leverkusen's Wendell as his potential replacement.