Dortmund eyeing summer move for Batshuayi

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Batshuayi was drafted in by Dortmund on loan at the end of January as a replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who joined Chelsea's Premier League counterparts Arsenal in a club-record deal.

With Chelsea now in crisis on the pitch it may be a wise decision for Batshuayi to sign permanently at Dortmund - especially with the current uncertainty surrounding the future of Blues boss Antonio Conte.

The 24-year-old has started life in Germany in excellent form, scoring three goals and assisting one in his first two games, but Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke says Chelsea refused to sell him.

BORUSSIA DORTMUND were foiled in their attempts to sign Michy Batshuayi on a permanent deal after Roman Abramovich intervened, says Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke.

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Speaking about the possibility of landing a permanent deal for Batshuayi, Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said: "There is always a chance, although if he scores in every game, it will be hard".

Dortmund, though, failed to include an option to buy as part of their loan agreement with the Blues.

However, he indicated an opportunity for a permanent move for Batshuayi could always open up.

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. "There is always a chance [of a permanent deal], although if he scores in every game it will be hard", the Evening Standard report.

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