Despite his impressive start to life in Germany, Borussia Dortmund are unlikely to sign Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi permanently this summer.
Kristof Terreur reports that the Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke tried to install an option to sign the player this summer, but Chelsea rejected the idea.
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Batshuayi has enjoyed a strong start to his loan spell with Dortmund. The on-loan Chelsea striker scored twice on his debut against Koln, before going on to net against Hamburg.
The Belgian international was allowed to leave for the second half of the season once the Blues signed Olivier Giroud from Arsenal.
Batshuayi had failed to win over Antonio Conte at Chelsea, with the Italian failing to trust the Belgian in big games.
With the World Cup around the corner, the striker was free to leave on loan to gain some valuable game time.