According to Goal.com’s Chelsea correspondent Nizaar Kinsella, Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi will consider a permanent move to Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season.
Batshuayi, a 24-year-old Belgian international striker, has been on the books at Stamford Bridge since his arrival from Ligue 1 outfit Marseille in the summer of 2016.
However, despite the hefty 40 million Euro transfer fee splashed out on his services, along with the weighty expectations on his young shoulders, Batshuayi has since struggled for regular game-time at Stamford Bridge.
On the move
As such, when the Blues announced the arrival of Olivier Giroud at the club from London rivals Arsenal on transfer deadline day in January, it was widely expected that Batshuayi would be moving on, at least temporarily.
In the end, the chain reaction of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s departure from Borussia Dortmund for Arsenal (which in turn allowed Giroud to make the move to Stamford Bridge) saw the ‘Batsman’ replace ‘Auba’ at the Westfalenstadion on loan for the remainder of the season.
Batshuayi subsequently went on to enjoy a stellar start to life in Germany, racking up 9 goals and an assist in his first 14 appearances for the club.
Chelsea Dortmund Batshuayi
However, an ankle injury picked up by the Belgian during a Bundesliga clash with Schalke two weekends ago saw Batshuayi ruled out for the remainder of the campaign.
Nevertheless, despite the striker’s injury, and Chelsea having reportedly made it clear to Dortmund that they do not intend to part with Batshuayi this summer, the German giants are expected to tempt the Blues with a big-money offer.
And, as per the aforementioned report from Nizaar Kinsella this morning, Batshuayi himself would be more than happy to discuss the possibility of making his move to the Signal Iduna Park permanent at the end of the season.
However, the report goes on to state that Chelsea could wait until after the World Cup to even consider bids for Batshuayi, with the capital outfit unlikely to even consider bids of below £50 million.