Michy Batshuayi started his life at Borussia Dortmund with five goals in his first three games and that inevitably led to calls in Germany for the deal to be made permanent.
Immediately making himself popular with Dortmund’s fans, both through his goals and personality, the Belgian striker then had a quieter spell.
Failing to find the back of the net in any of the next five matches, Batshauyi put that right against Frankfurt at the weekend. Scoring two goals in a 3-2 victory for Dortmund, the Chelsea owned player was Man of the Match.
Therefore, the stories about a permanent deal have started again. Marco Reus last week extended his contract with the Bundesliga club, and he’s publicly stated it would be good if Batshuayi could stay beyond the end of the season.
Bild quote the Belgian himself as saying: “I feel very good here, but that’s a matter between Dortmund and Chelsea.”
That’s a sure hint he’d be up for a move, which would only be further underlined if Chelsea don’t envisage a key role for him next season.
Bild believe a transfer fee would be around €60m, and there’s no illusion that such a deal would be easy for Dortmund to pull off.
Talks will have to be held towards the summer, and there’s every chance Chelsea would be looking for a buyback clause.