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BATTED AWAY

Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke claimed the Russian billionaire would only allow the Belgian striker to leave temporarily

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.

Watzke has revealed that the German club had to settle with a loan deal after the billionaire Chelsea owner blocked the proposed move.

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Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has revealed Roman Abramovich blocked a permanent deal for Michy Batshuayi

The Belgian ace has been on fire since joining the Bundesliga club on loan

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The Belgian ace has been on fire since joining the Bundesliga club on loan

Speaking of the signing, the 58-year-old: “We tried our best to get a permanent option for Michy Batshuayi.


CLAIM YOUR FREE £20 BET Sun Bets have this brilliant offer when you sign up and bet a fiver “But it was a no go for Chelsea. When Roman Abramovich says no, it is a no.”

The 24-year-old has switched seamlessly from life in the Premier League to the Bundesliga.

He has netted three times in his opening two matches for Peter Stoger’s side, while also registering an assist.

The Chelsea owner would not allow the 24-year-old to leave Stamford Bridge permanently

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The Chelsea owner would not allow the 24-year-old to leave Stamford Bridge permanently

Micky Batshuayi has netted three times already for Peter Stoger’s side

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Micky Batshuayi has netted three times already for Peter Stoger’s…



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