Chelsea monitoring Olivier Giroud status as Arsenal chase Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deal

Benitez says Newcastle will refuse to sell any member of their squad to a Premier League rival with Aleksandar Mitrovic interesting Brighton

Chelsea are eyeing up Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud for a possible move across this month.

And the latest name on the Italian (or Roman Abramovich's) shopping list is none other than Arsenal's Olivier Giroud.

Cape Town - Chelsea's interest in signing Edin Dzeko is being held up, says Roma director Monchi, because their offer for the striker is insufficient.

It's understood Borussia Dortmund were keen on Giroud being included in a potential deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but the Gunners rejected this move.

He has only started one Premier League match this term, making a further 14 appearances as a sub and scoring four goals.

Asked if Giroud has asked for a move, Wenger replied: 'No.

Chelsea FC signed England global Ross Barkley in a £15m deal from Premier League rivals Everton in the January transfer window.


According to the Guardian's Fabrizio Romano and Dominic Fifield, Chelsea have agreed a £44 million double deal for Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri.

Former Roma defender and current Albania coach Christian Panucci believes the Giallorossi already have Chelsea target Edin Dzeko's replacement in their squad in the form of Patrik Schick.

Giroud might be tempted by a switch to Stamford Bridge though.

Chelsea, meanwhile, have been trying to land a target man throughout the January window, having drawn up a list that has included Andy Carroll, Peter Crouch, Fernando Llorente and Ashley Barnes.

However, Dzeko has emerged as a more plausible signing given the 31-year-old's previous experience of winning two Premier League title at Manchester City.

The former Man City man has been performing extremely well in Serie A recently with the side and that has attracted Chelsea who are looking for a big man.

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