Chelsea and Arsenal agree Giroud fee
Having missed out on signing Edin Dzeko, Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, reports Gianluca DiMarzio .
The Blues were unable to land Roma striker Dzeko and have now shaken hands on a £15 million fee plus incentives for the France international.
The move will enable Michy Batshuayi to leave Stamford Bridge on loan, with Borussia Dortmund linked witht the Belgian.
Lucas travels to London complete Spurs move
Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura is travelling to London to complete a £25 million move to Tottenham, Goal understands.
The winger is not in PSG boss Unai Emery’s plans, with the manager telling the attacker to find a new club due to lack of available playing time.
While Manchester United and Arsenal have been linked to Lucas, Lucas is headed to London to undergo a medical at Spurs that will take place Tuesday.
Arsenal close in on £55m Auba signing
Arsenal are on the verge of signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund after the clubs agreed a £55 million (€63m) fee in principle for the Gabon international, Goal understands.
Aubameyang, 28, has been subject of negotiations between the Gunners and Dortmund for several weeks, with Arsenal refusing to meet the Bundesliga €70m (£68m) asking price.
Batshuayi to join Dortmund on loan
Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi is to join Borussia Dortmund on loan as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang prepares to complete his move to Arsenal, according to Bild .
Arsenal have agreed a £55 million fee with Dortmund to sign Aubameyang and the Gabon international could finalise his transfer to Emirates Stadium on Monday.
Dortmund have been looking for a replacement and, after Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud decided to remain in England, the Bundesliga club have turned to Batshuayi.
Belgium international Batshuayi has acknowledged his future is in the hands of Chelsea boss Antonio Conte , but he looks set to head to Dortmund for the rest of the season.
Monaco listening to Balde offers
Monaco are willing to listen to offers for Liverpool and Arsenal target Keita Balde, according to the Daily Mirror .
The 22-year-old winger joined the Ligue 1 side from Lazio this past summer for £30 million, but sporting director Michael Emenalo reportedly is ready to cash in on the Senegal international.
Aubameyang's Arsenal wages leaked
Arsenal are confident they can get a deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang over the line in the coming days despite having low-balled Dortmund on two occasions, claims the Mirror .
Terms are said to have been agreed with Aubameyang himself over a three-and-a-half-year deal worth £180,000 per week, though the Gunners will need to pay BVB's full asking price to land their man.
Pardew: Injury could stop Evans move
West Brom boss Alan Pardew has suggested a hamstring injury suffered by Jonny Evans in Saturday's FA Cup win over Liverpool could scupper a January move for the Northern Ireland defender.
Pardew revealed on Friday that the club have received approaches for the 30-year-old but that none had met the Baggies' valuation of the player, who has 18 months left on his contract.
Pellegri explains Monaco move
Italian wonderkid Pietro Pellegri has explained that Monaco's famous talent for youth development persuaded him to choose the club over a host of top European sides.
Monaco completed the signing of 16-year-old Pellegri from Genoa for a reported fee of €25 million on Saturday.
The forward, who was linked with Serie A champions Juventus as well as Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United, has agreed a long-term deal at Stade Louis II.
Arsenal & Chelsea scout Rochdale teenager
Arsenal and Chelsea have both made enquiries about signing Rochdale’s teenage midfielder Daniel Adshead, reports ESPN .
The 16-year-old has made seven appearances for Dale this season after making his first-team debut for the League One club back in September.
He has been scouted regularly by Arsenal and Chelsea, who are now preparing to step up their interest as Rochdale manager Keith Hill attempts to hold on to Adshead.