Arsenal will allow Olivier Giroud move to Chelsea, if the Premier League champions pay his £35million asking price. The Gunners are close to finalising an agreement with Borussia Dortmund for Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang, after their latest bid of around £60m. Aubameyang’s imminent arrival means Arsene Wenger will allow Olivier Giroud to move to Stamford Bridge, should their London neighbours meet the 31-year-old’s valuation.
Chelsea discussed Giroud over the weekend, as they are struggling to strike agreement with Roma for Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri. Antonio Conte is in search of a target man in the winter transfer window. With two days left before the window shut, the Blues are desperate to wrap up a deal quickly.