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Chelsea are considering a January move for Olivier Giroud as Arsenal chase a deal for Borussia Dortmund Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to reports from Sky Sports.
With the Blues deal for Roma’s Edin Dzeko looking increasingly unlikely, the West London club are watching on with interest as the Gunners try to sign Auba during continued talks with the Bundesliga giants.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said he will only allow his compatriot to leave the club if they sign a new striker before the transfer deadline.
Sky Sport News has been told if Wenger’s side do manage to sign the Bundesliga striker, despite having a £50million offer already rejected earlier this week, when Dortmund’s top target is Paris Saint-Germain’s Lucas Moura.
Moura’s preference, however, is believed to seek a move to the Premier League and he is keen on a move to Tottenham Hotspur, having been impressed with the team and manager Mauricio Pochettino.
PSG will only consider permanent offer for the Brazilian, who has been told he has no future at the Parc des Princes, due to Fianancial Fair Play compliance, and PSG would be willing to sell the player for around £23m.
Chelsea, meanwhile, having been trying to land a target man throughout the January window, having drawn up a list that has included Andy Carroll, Peter Crouch, Fernando Llorente and Ashley Barnes.