After enjoying a great start to his loan-career, scoring 5 goals and bagging 3 assists in 6 appearances (though scoreless in his last ... three!), it appears that the interest in Michy Batshuayi has risen to the point where he might be beyond Borussia Dortmund’s reach, even if for some reason they could convince Chelsea to sell.
A fortnight after BVB CEO with the cool double-barreled first name, Hans-Joachim Watzke confirmed that there was no buy-option in Batshuayi’s loan deal, BVB’s sporting director, Michael Zorc spoke of even greater worries as far as their long-term plans may be concerned.
“The situation hasn’t changed since his signing, and certainly not to our advantage, he has become even more interesting to others.”
-Michael Zorc; source: Evening Standard
This is exactly why Dortmund wanted a buy option in the loan deal and why that was vetoed by Chelsea.
Batshuayi is still just 24 and setting a transfer fee for him after playing just 592 minutes in a year and a half would not have been prudent. If Batshuayi continues his good form to the end of the season, he will surely command a much higher fee than he would already right now — that may be bad news for the German club who aren’t usually flush with cash (though earlier rumors claimed they would be willing to reinvest all of the Aubameyang £56m in Michy), but would be great news for Chelsea as we decide to either keep him (under a new head coach, presumably) or cash in.