No move yet
Chelsea striker Michy Batshuyai has claimed he won’t be thinking about his future until after the World Cup, and said that he’s only thinking of Russia right now.
He also noted that being at BVB was great for him, and that he enjoyed being trusted by a manager and being able to play games – something Chelsea boss Antonio Conte didn’t let him do very much.
“Dortmund was a great experience for me,” Standard Sport report he said. “They welcomed me very warmly. I was in a good environment and you could see that on the pitch.
“It was a while since I had played so much. I can’t remember being allowed to play two games in a row at Chelsea. It was good to gain confidence.
“I don’t have a preference; they’re two beautiful clubs. My focus is on the World Cup right now and I don’t want to think about what happens afterwards.”
One factor that will certainly influence the decision of Batshuayi is the future of Antonio Conte, who is of course himself the subject of much speculation now the season has ended.
Conte himself admitted that while Chelsea may have won the FA Cup, the board could very well still sack him, and that’s certainly a consideration, with the relationship between the manager and the Chelsea board poor at best.
Not only that, but several key players have issues with Conte, and could well leave should the manager stay, with Willian one in particular who has been heavily linked with Manchester United and a reunion with former manager Jose Mourinho this summer.