Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi joins Borussia Dortmund on loan

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has joined Borussia Dortmund on loan for the rest of the season.

The Blues have allowed the Belgian international to depart after completing the £18million transfer of Olivier Giroud from Arsenal.

Batshuayi told Dortmund’s official website: “In order to reach my big goal [of going to the World Cup], I want to play as much as I can and score many goals. In summer, the World Cup takes place.”

Dortmund have secured the 24-year-old as a replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who finalised his £55million move to Arsenal on Wednesday morning.

Batshuayi will wear the number 44 jersey at the Westfalenstadion.

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