Chelsea have allowed striker Michy Batshuayi to join Borussia Dortmund on a loan deal to the end of the season.
Although Batshuayi has scored 10 goals in all competitions for Chelsea this term, he failed to displace first-choice striker Alvaro Morata, starting starting only three Premier League games.
And with Dortmund struggling for form following the club-record sale of Ousmane Dembele to Barcelona, the Bundesliga side have moved to bring in Batshuayi on loan.
Having failed to nail down regular first-team football in the first half of the campaign, Belgium international Batshuayi has a firm target in mind.
“In order to reach my big goal, I want to play as much as I can and score many goals,” he told the club’s official website. “In summer, the World Cup takes place.”
Sporting director Michael Zorc has hailed the deadline day move as a coup for the club, as he said: “Michy is a young, very interesting striker who boasts a good goalscoring record and has shown his extraordinary quality at Chelsea and Olympique Marseille, in the Belgian league and while playing for the national team.”
Batshuayi arrives in Germany off the back of a two-goal salvo in Chelsea’s 3-0 FA Cup win over Newcastle United last Sunday.
Dortmund, who find themselves sixth in the Bundesliga, wasted little time in bolstering their ranks after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang left for Arsenal earlier in the deal worth €63million.