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IT'S ON! Batshuayi agrees BVB move to spark Arsenal, Chelsea striker deals

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has agreed to move to Borussia Dortmund today.

The Mirror says the striker was involved in a transfer merry-go-round involving Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Olivier Giroud.

Dortmund weren't willing to sanction Aubameyang's £60m move to Arsenal until they brought in a replacement and moved for Batshuayi.

His departure paved the way for Chelsea to move for Arsenal's Giroud in an £18m deal.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte was prepared to let the striker go as long as he could bring in a replacement.

Batshuayi scored twice in last weekend's FA Cup victory over Newcastle and was set to be in the squad for the clash with Bournemouth.

But Conte gave him the green light to complete a deadline day move to Dortmund.

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