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Michy Batshuayi is having a good time in Germany as he has now scored three goals in two appearances for Borussia Dortmund.

The young Belgian who struggled to make an impact under Antonio Conte joined the Bundesliga outfit in a loan deal until the end of the season on deadline day of the January transfer window, and it was Roman Abramovich that was behind Chelsea’s decision not to include a purchase option in Michy Batshuayi’s loan move to Borussia Dortmund, as the German side wanted a permanent deal for the self-acclaimed Batsman.

Hans-Joachim Watzke, the Borussia Dortmund CEO, has revealed that Abramovich didn’t sanction the sale of Batshuayi, else he’d have been a Dortmund player by now.

“It was not possible to get a purchase option, because if Roman Abramovich says ‘no’, then it means ‘no’,” he said.

Watzke refused to rule out the possibility of making the deal permanent.

“There is always a chance,” he said.

He also said that Dortmund has long been interested in Batshuayi, who joined Chelsea in the summer of 2016 for £33million.

He added: “We talked to him four years ago and watched him. The fact that he has taken this course [to come on loan] is a stroke of luck for us as he fits in quite well with the team.”

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