Dusted? Arsenal reach agreement with top-flight side for last-minute deal

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is set to sign for Chelsea FC for a fee believed to be £18million, according to a reliable journalist.

Matt Law, who works for the Daily Telegraph, posted a tweet suggesting that a fee has been agreed between the two London clubs after hours of negotiating

It is thought that the French international forward is moving to Chelseas as makeweight so that Arsenal can sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, leading to Michy Batshuayi heading to Dortmund.

Giroud fits Chelsea’s style of play, and would serve as a good replacement for Alvaro Morata with his aerial dominance.

The 31-year-old has found first team football hard to come by since the arrival of Alexandre Lacazette, and the opportunity to play is more frequent at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea only have one out and out striker, should Batshuayi leave.


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