As reported by The Guardian, Chelsea are lining up a deadline day move for Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud in a deal that could be worth as much as £17.5m.
While there’s still plenty of time for the deal to fall through, it seems increasingly likely that the Frenchman will be making the short move across London after more than 250 appearances for the Gunners.
By scoring over 100 goals during his time under Arsene Wenger, Giroud has proven himself to be an excellent Premier League goalscorer, also possessing the uncanny ability to have an effect on matches from the bench.
With Chelsea seeking back-up for star man Alvaro Morata, signing the 31-year-old could be an inspired bit of business.
However, it seems not all Blues supporters are happy with the prospect of signing the forward, many believing he is below the level of quality they need and some even suggesting they should hijack Arsenal’s reported move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang instead.
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on it all…
@ChelseaFC Why are you leting Aubamayeng sign for arsenal and you signing us old Giroud & in return giving our batman to Dortmund? Why can't you hijack the Aubamayeng signature like you did for Pedro from man u? We need a striker & you leting Aubamayeng go to Arsenal surely? #CFC
— Emman Chelsealiation (@CHELSEALIATION) January 30, 2018
— Don't sign O.Giroud (@Darron_Mantile) January 30, 2018
Hope this Giroud thing is only bad joke, guy's useless. Omg europa league level players coming to #cfc
— Jan Jirasek (@DoubleJRadio1) January 30, 2018
We’re seriously signing Giroud?? It wasn’t a joke?? 😕 #CFC
— Thibaut (@bartyboy23) January 30, 2018
— Daniel Hykin (@DHykin) January 30, 2018
— Alex Blackley (@Tifahlol) January 30, 2018
— Gangesh Rawal (@GangeshRawal) January 30, 2018
I’m livid. I better go drink some water, #CFC #MarinaOut or #MarinaIn doesn’t mean crap to me. I just want to see @ChelseaFC do well and compete. What on earth will #Giroud offer us? One headed goal and a scorpion kick ever five years? 🤬🤬🤬🤬😡😡😡😡😡
— CJ (@CJZola) January 30, 2018
— Daniel (@daudu_daniel1) January 30, 2018
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