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Batshuayi still prepared to fight for Chelsea future

Batshuayi still prepared to fight for Chelsea future

Michy Batshuayi is not looking to move to Valencia permanently, and is determined to fight for his place at Chelsea.

The Belgium international joined the La Liga side on a season-long loan during the summer, however has made just two starts for Marcelino García Toral’s side, scoring once.

Batshauyi also spent the latter half of last season on-loan with Borussia Dortmund, where he scored nine times in just 14 games to earn a spot in the Bundesliga Team of the Season.

With Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri preferring either Alvaro Morata or Olivier Giroud as his first choice strikers, it was widely expected Batshauyi would look to move away from Stamford Bridge next summer.

However, the 24-year-old has different ideas.

“No [I’m not looking for a permanent move]. I’ve so much respect for Chelsea and I love them,” he told The Times.

“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. Germany and England were good fits too.”

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