Dortmund confirm they will try to sign Michy Batshuayi from Chelsea FC permanently



Posted Friday, February 16, 2018 by squawka.com

Dortmund confirm they will try to sign Michy Batshuayi from Chelsea FC permanently

Borussia Dortmund will attempt to sign Michy Batshuayi on a permanent deal in the summer after Chelsea rejected a request to have a clause to buy put in the forward's loan contract.

The 24-year-old Belgian striker completed a six-month temporary move from Stamford Bridge last month following Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's departure to Arsenal.

Dortmund, though, wanted to make Batshuayi's signing more than a short-term fix, but were rebuffed by Roman Abramovich and Co., who invested £33 million in acquiring his services from Marseille in the summer of 2016.

But according to CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke, who this week signed a new deal with Dortmund till 2022, the club is determined for Batshuayi to remain in North Rhine-Westphalia after the striker's impressive start.

"We tried our best to get a permanent option for Michy Batshuayi but it was a no go for Chelsea," Watzke told Sky Deutschland program Wontorra (via RevierSport).

"It was not possible to get a purchase option because if Roman Abramovich says no, then it means no.

"There is always a chance, although if he scores in every game, it will be difficult. Unless he says that he wants to remain with the BVB.

"We talked to him four years ago and watched him. The fact that he has taken this course [to come on loan] is a stroke of luck for us as he fits in quite well with the team."

Batshuayi in Dortmund

It took Batshuayi only 35 minutes to register his first BVB goal on his Bundesliga debut away to 1. FC Koln.

He'd add a second 27 minutes later before setting up former Blues forward Andre Schurrle for the winner six minutes from time as Peter Stoger's men returned home with a 2-3 victory.

Batshuayi carried on his good form in front of goal with another strike in Dortmund's 2-0 home win over Hamburg, meaning he had been involved in all but one of the five goals they've scored since his arrival.

And the Belgian international kept up this streak in scoring another brace in the Europa League on Thursday night against Atalanta at the Westfalenstadion. The German outfit were 2-1 down, before Batshuayi fired them into a 3-2 lead.

Next up for the forward is a trip to Borussia Monchengladbach in the league on Sunday.

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