According to reports in the Daily Star, Chelsea are ready to let defender David Luiz join Arsenal as part of a deal that would see Olivier Giroud move in the opposition direction, and Gunners fans appear confident that they will sign the Brazil international before the January transfer window slams shut on Wednesday night.
BBC Sports News correspondent David Ornstein has said via his offical Twitter account that the Gunners need a number of moves to happen to finally bring Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the Emirates this month, with Borussia Dortmund needing a replacement before they let the Gabon international leave.
Merry-go-round: Giroud was lined up to replace Aubameyang at Dortmund then got offer from Chelsea & was keen, so Dortmund turned to Batshuayi. But Chelsea baulked at Giroud fee so discussed Batshuayi/Llorente swap with Spurs, which nobody agreed on. Deadlock #AFC #BVB #CFC THFC pic.twitter.com/HA6ymZ6IiN
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) January 29, 2018
The Bundesliga giants want Blues striker Michy Batshuayi, but the Premier League holders are only willing to let him go if they sign a target man – if Arsene Wenger’s men let them have Giroud it would sort the issue.
Arsenal supporters have been quick to have their say on the rumour via social media and they seem confident of a deal for Luiz, with many saying “welcome to Arsenal”, and another saying “why have I got the feeling David Luiz will be an Arsenal player come 11pm tomorrow night?”
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Come to Arsenal
— Karim Taha (@ktaha60) January 29, 2018
Yo bro.. Welcome to arsenal
— lord baelish (@Gidiboytriggah) January 30, 2018
Welcome to Arsenal
— Goalbameyang (@umergooner) January 29, 2018
Welcome to arsenal Luiz
— Melvin Melvo (@Melvinmelvo2) January 29, 2018
Why have I got the feeling David Luiz will be an Arsenal player come 11PM tomorrow night?
— Louie McQueen (@Louie_McQueen) January 30, 2018
Giroud and David Luiz in a swap deal? Get it done ASAP @Arsenal
— Double-d (@durudaniel39) January 30, 2018
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