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Arsenal January transfer news LIVE: Chelsea offer Luiz to Gunners in Giroud swap

16:47 GMT 30/01/2018
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Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Gunners as the January transfer window heats up

Chelsea offer Luiz to Arsenal in Giroud swap

Chelsea have offered David Luiz to Arsenal as part of a swap deal involving Olivier Giroud, according to the Daily Star .

Gunners manager Arsene Wenger reportedly has been interested in a move for Brazilian centre-back, who has become surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge.

Luiz would be a welcome addition to the Arsenal defence, with Wenger deterred by the price of West Brom centre-back Jonny Evans.

Chelsea jeopardise Aubameyang move

Chelsea's hard bargaining over Olivier Giroud could unleash a chain reaction that ends Arsenal's pursuit of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, reports BBC Sport.

The Blues' £20 million purchase of the striker would have freed up the club to release Michy Batshuayi on loan to Dortmund, in turn allowing the Bundesliga side to release Auba. 

But Chelsea have reportedly dropped their offer for Giroud, and if a deal cannot be made the Gabon international may have to stay put.

Arsenal unlikely to pay Evans fee

Arsenal are not interested in meeting West Brom’s £25m valuation of Jonny Evans, likely ending any possibility of a deal, according to Daily Star.

The 30-year-old centre-back has a clause in his contract that allows him to leave the Baggies for £3m in the summer if they are relegated, and the Gunners would prefer to wait to see if that opportunity arises.

Dortmund consider Giroud move

Borussia Dortmund are considering making another attempt to lure Olivier Giroud from Arsenal to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as he nears his move to the Emirates Stadium, according to Kicker .

Dortmund previously had an interest in signing Giroud, but he opted to stay in London and although he has been linked to Chelsea this month, the Blues have also lined up Fernando Llorente as an alternative.

The German club are already said to be looking at Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi, but they could fancy their chances of landing Giroud this time around and will consider making a move for him.

Arsenal & Liverpool dealt Lemar blow

Arsenal and Liverpool have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar.

Both Premier League clubs remain keen on the France international, but despite him missing Monaco's last two matches with a mystery injury, the Ligue 1 champions insist he is not for sale during the January window.

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Arsenal consider €50m Carrasco move

Arsenal are considering a €50 million move for Atletico Madrid winger Yannick Carrasco this summer, according to Mundo Deportivo .

Gunners manager Arsene Wenger reportedly was impressed by Carrasco during Monaco's Champions League triumph over Arsenal in 2015 and is willing to splash the cash on the Belgium international.

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 with 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.

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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.

Read Chris Wheatley's full report on Goal

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.

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.