Borussia Dortmund are claimed to have told Arsenal that they have no interest in any form of swap deal, but are not ruling out two separate deals.
The BVB are claimed to be looking at the possibility of buying Olivier Giroud from the Gunners, as they look to replace supposed Arsenal-bound striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Gabon international is hotly tipped to move to the Emirates Stadium this month as some form of replacement for Alexis Sanchez, who himself looks to be on the move this winter. The Chilean has been wanting out of the club since his failed move to Manchester City on deadline day, and looks to be very close to getting his wish, albeit to the other side of the city with United.
Aubameyang should go someway into replacing the goals which we would lose due to the exit of Sanchez, with the striker banging 21 goals in his 23 outings in all competitions so far this term, and our club appear willing to pay the supposed £60 Million asking price.
There had been talk that our club were looking to use Giroud as a makeweight in the deal, having heard of interest coming from our target’s club, but we have supposedly been told that the deals will have no bearing on each other, without ruling out either possible move.
The French striker has fallen down the pecking order in North London this term following the arrival of Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon, and could well be open to the move knowing his importance would have been lessened once again.
Should we keep Giroud even if we did agree a deal to sign PEA? Would Olivier be better suited to playing alongside either of the other two strikers than they would be to each other?