Michy Batshuayi heading to Dortmund, Giroud a genuine Chelsea option

Breaking news this morning from German outlet BILD, suggests that Chelsea front man Michy Batshuayi could be heading out on loan to join Dortmund, replacing the outgoing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who is close to joining Arsenal for £55 million.

This seems like a transfer triangle that is connecting through Aubameyang leaving Dortmund, Batshuayi coming in as his replacement, whilst Aubameyang joining Arsenal will free up Olivier Giroud leaving the club and replacing Batshuayi at Chelsea.

The 31-year old France international wants to stay in London, and suggestions are that he is the main backup option for Chelsea this window, in case their pursuit of Edin Dzeko fails.


The Standard are reporting that the former Manchester City man now has a 50/50 chance of joining Chelsea this window, with complications in personal terms still creating doubts and hold ups.

The same publication also state that Giroud is the genuine option as a second choice to Dzeko. But Arsenal want £35 million for him, although this has not become widespread yet and still only it is The Daily Mail reporting this.

The Telegraph are reporting that Arsenal will in fact be willing to allow Giroud to go out on loan or a permanent deal.

Chelsea originally wanted a loan deal, but Arsenal are keen on selling him permanently.

But it appears reality that Batshuayi is definitely leaving this window, and Dortmund also look to be a real option as his next destination nears.




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