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.
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.