BORUSSIA DORTMUND were foiled in their attempts to sign Michy Batshuayi on a permanent deal after Roman Abramovich intervened, says Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke.
Watzke has revealed that the German club had to settle with a loan deal after the billionaire Chelsea owner blocked the proposed move.
Speaking of the signing, the 58-year-old: "We tried our best to get a permanent option for Michy Batshuayi.
"But it was a no go for Chelsea. When Roman Abramovich says no, it is a no."
The 24-year-old has switched seamlessly from life in the Premier League to the Bundesliga.
He has netted three times in his opening two matches for Peter Stoger's side, while also registering an assist.
Batshuayi has proved he is more than capable of replacing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who left to join Arsenal on deadline day.
And he showed he has truly filled the Gabon striker's boots after stealing his front-flip celebration after grabbing the opener against Hamburg on Saturday.
Chelsea have certainly missed the absence of the former Marseille forward, with Alvaro Morata in and out of the team.
he West Londoners have suffered heavy back-to-back defeats to Bournemouth and Watford and host West Brom tonight.
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