Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi will join German Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund on a loan deal for the remainder of the season according to BBC Sport.

The Blues are said to have come to an agreement to let the Belgian frontman leave on loan and the player is thought to be undergoing a medical in Germany ahead of the completion of the deal this afternoon.

The 24-year-old Brussels born hotshot has found life at Stamford Bridge difficult since joining the club from Marseille in a reported £33.2 million deal in summer 2016. Batshuayi’s loan exit may not necessarily mean the end of his Blues career with the player still thought to be rated highly by Chelsea manager Antonio Conte.

Batshuayi has made 53 appearances in 18 months with The Blues, however, most of those outings have been made from the bench with the Belgian international having sat behind both Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata in the pecking order. The player has managed 19 goals which includes a brace in Chelsea’s 3-0 FA Cup Fourth Round victory over Newcastle United at The Bridge on Sunday.

The striker started his career in his homeland with Standard Liege where he netted 44 goals in 120 games before a goal return of 33 in 78 outings for French club Marseille attracted the attention of Chelsea.

Batshuayi scored the goal which clinched the English Premier League title for Chelsea last season in a 1-0 win at West Bromwich Albion.

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