Chelsea sends striker Batshuayi on loan to Valencia

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has joined Valencia on a season-long loan. (Hassan Ammar/AP)

LONDON — Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has joined Valencia on a season-long loan.

The 24-year-old Belgium international spent the second half of last season on loan at Borussia Dortmund after Chelsea signed Olivier Giroud from Arsenal to compete with Alvaro Morata for a place in the starting line-up.

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Batshuayi scored nine goals in 14 appearances for Dortmund but his spell was cut short in April due to ankle ligament damage.

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