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Chelsea striker Batshuayi admits World Cup motivated BVB move

Michy Batshuayi has admitted his motivation to leave Chelsea stemmed from his World Cup aspirations.

The 24-year-old had to settle for cup games during the first half of the season, as Blues manager Antonio Conte even elected to use Eden Hazard as a sole striker when main man Alvaro Morata was unavailable.

And with Belgium a contender at this summer's tournament, Batshuayi wanted to make sure he was at the forefront of Roberto Martinez's brain come selection time.

He told the BVB website: "In order to achieve my big objective, I want to play as much as possible and score many goals. The World Cup is taking place in the summer."

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