Michy Batshuayi wanted at Borussia Dortmund on a permanent deal

German giants Borussia Dortmund are reportedly keen on discussing a permanent move for on-loan Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi. The Belgium international has been an instant success with the Bundesliga outfit this term, contributing three goals in just two outings since his loan switch last month.

According to Evening Standard, Dortmund hierarchy are said to have planned discussions over a permanent move for Batshuayi in the summer despite owner Roman Abramovich blocking a similar deal during the winter transfer window.

The former Marseille man was involved in a transfer triangle which saw Olivier Giroud and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang makes their moves to Chelsea and Arsenal respectively, and he appears to have took the best advantage of the switch.

Batshuayi had seemingly fallen out of contention for a starting role with the Belgian national side, and his performances with Dortmund could yet strengthen his chances, given compatriot Romelu Lukaku has not had the best of times upfront for Manchester United.

The Blues only permitted a temporary deal for the marksman last month, but it will be interesting to see whether Dortmund can negotiate a longer term for the Belgian, who is likely to find himself the third-choice striker on his return to west London in the summer.


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