Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund are refusing to rule out the idea of signing on-loan Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi on a permanent basis this summer.
The London Evening Standard reports that Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has talked up the chances of a deal, but recognises that a deal could be difficult.
There is always a chance, although if he scores in every game, it will be difficult.
Batshuayi joined Dortmund on loan during the January window after falling out of favour at Stamford Bridge.
The 24-year-old has enjoyed a fine start to life in Germany, scoring twice on his debut against Koln.
The forward went on to score his third goal in two games when Dortmund saw off Hamburg.
Dortmund were hoping to have an option to sign the player included in the deal, but Chelsea refused to make it part of the transfer.
Antonio Conte has not been able to put his faith in the Belgian, but with reports suggesting the Italian will leave the club in the summer, Batshuayi may fancy his chances of winning back his place in the squad for next season.