Batshuayi: My future for clubs to decide

Borussia Dortmund loanee Michy Batshuayi insists he is looking no further than the present, despite doubts over his long-term future at Chelsea.

The Belgium international linked up Dortmund on transfer deadline day in January as a replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who moved to Arsenal, which in turn saw Olivier Giroud join the Blues.

Batshuayi made a blistering start to his career in Germany, scoring five goals in his first three games, including a brace on debut for Peter Stoger’s side.

There is currently no option for Dortmund to extend his stay on a permanent basis and the 24-year-old striker will return to Stamford Bridge at the end of his loan spell.

But the future doesn’t concern Batshuayi, who is focused on the task at hand at Signal Iduna Park as he targets a place in Roberto Martinez’s squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

“Right now, I only think about football and not the future. In the end, it will always be a decision the clubs have to make,” he told Funke Media.

“We have our goals in the Bundesliga and Europa League here at the club, and once the season’s over my goal is to take part in the World Cup with Belgium.

“To think about that pretty relevant issue [what happens in the summer] right now would block my mind. I must focus on our next games because we are in an incredibly important phase for Dortmund.”

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