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Borussia Dortmund not trying to sign Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi

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Dortmund sends transfer message to Michy Batshuayi over Chelsea switch
Michy Batshuayi is set to stay at Chelsea (Picture: AFP)

Borussia Dortmund will not be signing Michy Batshuayi this summer from Chelsea, according to Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc.

The Chelsea forward spent the second half of last season on loan at Dortmund and scored nine goals in 14 appearances.

Batshuayis form sparked rumours Dortmund wanted to make his loan move permanent, but Chelsea are believed to have rejected their advances.

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With a new coach imminent at Chelsea, the club are convinced Batshuayi still has a bright future at Stamford Bridge.

And with Chelsea refusing to budge on Batshuayi, Dortmund look to have given up on signing the Belgium international.

He told Kicker: We are searching for Mister X, but it is not Michy Batshuayi.

DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 08: Michy Batshuayi of Borussia Dortmund celebrates scoring the goal to the 2:0 during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and VfB Stuttgart at the Signal Iduna Park on April 08, 2018 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund/Getty Images)
Batshuayi was superb on loan at Borussia Dortmund (Picture: Getty)
Dortmund sends transfer message to Michy Batshuayi over Chelsea switch
Dortmund did want to make the move permanent (Picture: Getty)

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There is nothing to be reported today, tomorrow or the day after tomorrow.

Chelsea fans will be delighted to learn Batshuayi is unlikely to leave the club this summer after watching the striker flourish in Germany.

Batshuayi struggled to break into Antonio Contes starting eleven before asking to be sent out on loan amid fears he would be booted from Belgiums World Cup squad if he continued to warm the Chelsea bench.

epa06819119 Michy Batshuayi of Belgium sits on the bench before the FIFA World Cup 2018 group G preliminary round soccer match between Belgium and Panama in Sochi, Russia, 18 June 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EDITORIAL USE ONLY
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Dortmund sends transfer message to Michy Batshuayi over Chelsea switch
Chelsea do not want to sell the forward (Picture: Getty)

The 24-year-olds time in Germany was a major success and earned him a spot in Belgiums squad and is currently in Russia at the World Cup.

Chelsea will soon have a new head coach as Conte is set to be fired and replaced by former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri.

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