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REVEALED: Arsenal paid BVB loan fee for Chelsea striker Batshuayi

Arsenal were desperate enough to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang that they paid Borussia Dortmund's loan fee for Michy Batshuayi.

Chelsea had demanded the Bundesliga club fork out £1.3m for the Belgian.

And because Aubameyang's switch to the Emirates was predicated on whether Dortmund could find a replacement - in this case Batshuayi - the Gunners hurried things along by upping their accepted £56m offer for the Gabon international.

The London Evening Standard says the amount they increased it by was £1.3m.

Essentially, it was Arsenal who paid Chelsea the loan fee in order for them to secure Aubameyang.

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