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Michy Batshuayi leaves Chelsea on loan to Borussia Dortmund

Michy Batshuayi has joined Borussia Dortmund on loan from Chelsea Photo: PA

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has left Stamford Bridge to join Borussia Dortmund on loan for the rest of the season.

Batshuayi arrives in Dortmund as a direct replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who completed his move to Arsenal earlier on Wednesday.

In turn, Arsenal have sold Olivier Giroud to Chelsea, who would not release Batshuayi until a replacement was secured.

The Belgian is also after regular football to make sure of his place in Belgium's World Cup squad, telling the Dortmund website: "In order to achieve my big goal, I want to play as much as possible and score many goals. The World Cup takes place in the summer."

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Chelsea suggested on their website that Batshuayi was headed to Germany to "continue his development," with no mention of a permanent deal in summer.

The Belgian international has scored 19 times in 53 appearances for Chelsea.

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