Olivier Giroud is all set to complete his deadline day move from Arsenal to Chelsea after the clubs agreed a deal, according to reports.
The Daily Mail claims that a fee of around £20million has been sorted and the France international just needs to pass his medical to seal the transfer.
Giroud needs to play matches in an effort to stake a claim for France’s squad for this summer’s World Cup in Russia, while the Gunners needed to let him go in order to complete a deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Gabon international joined the Gunners on Wednesday in a club-record deal worth a reported £56million from Borussia Dortmund.
Aubameyang’s move was dependant on the German side securing a replacement and Giroud’s transfer to Chelsea will let Antonio Conte release Michy Batshuayi to join Dortmund on loan.
Batshuayi has been pictured in Dortmund shorts on an exercise bike as his move to the Bundesliga giants edges ever closer.