Date: 3rd October 2018 at 10:00pm
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Chelsea outcast Michy Batshuayi is not thinking about a permanent exit from the club despite securing two loan moves in the space of a year, the Belgium international told The Times.

The 24-year-old struggled for playing time under Antonio Conte last season and joined Borussia Dortmund in January, scoring nine goals in 14 appearances to spark a revival and suggestions of a permanent exit.

A switch to the Bundesliga never followed, with Dortmund instead signing Paco Alcacer instead, and Batshuayi was sent on loan to LaLiga giants Valencia – but he is not eyeing a permanent switch with the Spanish side.

“No [I’m not looking for a permanent move]. I’ve so much respect for Chelsea and I love them. This loan is important for my development, to show how good I am so that I can go back to Chelsea a better player.

“Everyone knows there’s real emphasis on technique in La Liga and I’m a technical player; in that sense it’s a good fit. But all leagues are a good fit for me — I can play anywhere.”

Batshuayi is yet to find his feet with Valencia, scoring just once this season in a woeful start for the club as they sit 14th in the league table with just one victory from their opening seven matches.


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