Chelsea are claimed to have pulled out of the deal to sign Olivier Giroud from Arsenal today, leaving us with doubts as per our chase of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Blues were believed to hold the key to our pursuit of the Gabon international, with them believed to be open to allowing Michy Batshuayi to join Borussia Dortmund this month, which would free up our move for Aubameyang.
The BVB club are said to have agreed a deal with our club to allow PEA to leave in a deal reported to be between £55-60 Million depending on your sources, but will only sanction the move once they land a replacement, and they were believed to be keen on Michy from Chelsea, or Olivier Giroud from Arsenal.
The Frenchman is not keen on such a move supposedly, with his family keen to stay in London, and had been believed to be open to the idea of moving to the Premier League champions, which was supposed to free up the Belgian striker to make his move to Dortmund, which would have opened the door for Aubameyang also.
The Blues are now said to have pulled out of the deal, despite having agreed personal terms with the French striker yesterday, with Chelsea said to have been annoyed with the delay in Arsenal’s end of the deal.
Chelsea are still expected to add another striker to their ranks this month, but this could well delay any prospective move for Dortmund, and all remains up in the air at present.