Chelsea eye surprise move to raid one of their biggest rivals – Report

Chelsea are allegedly interested in the services of Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud on loan, splitting the collective opinion of the punters propping up our bar here in the Transfer Tavern. 

According to Sky Sports, the Blues are monitoring the situation of Arsenal’s experienced forward, Olivier Giroud. The Frenchman has been linked with a move away from the Gunners for a considerable period, and Wenger has even admitted that the 31-year-old will be allowed to depart if another striker arrives.

Indeed, this news has intrigued Chelsea fans greatly, many of whom will be casting a close eye on developments in North London. However, it does seem that this transfer is dependent on Arsenal signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund.

Currently, the FA Cup holders are in discussion with the German club for Aubaemyang’s signature.

Landlord’s verdict

If Chelsea are truly keen to sign a target man before the conclusion of the transfer window, then Giroud is their best bet. 105 goals in 252 games is a magnificent rate for a striker who hasn’t always been first-choice with the Gunners. Whether Arsenal allows him to go is a different matter!


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