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Chelsea allow Batshuayi to join Dortmund on loan

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang GETTYPierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to join Arsenal
Kristopher Love | 01 February, 2018, 04:11

Olivier Giroud has scored 29 goals in 69 matches for France at senior level.

"That works out at an average of 96 minutes per goal or assist".

Borussia Dortmund have announced the arrival of Michy Batshuayi on loan from Chelsea for the remainder of the 2017-18 campaign.

The move sees Aubameyang reunited with former Borussia Dortmund team-mate Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who joined Arsenal as part of the deal that took Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United earlier this month.

Belgium worldwide Batshuayi made 53 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions since joining the club from Olympique de Marseille in July 2016, scoring 19 goals. "I will do my best to join in". They have won maybe the most trophies in the last six or seven years.

Chelsea's proposed signing of Dzeko fell down partly on his demand for a contract until June 2020, a move that would have shattered the Blues' policy of not committing to players over the age of 30 for longer than a year.

Giroud represented the Gunners 253 times, scoring 105 goals.

Giroud signed for Arsenal as a Ligue 1 champion from Montpellier in 2012, spending five-and-a-half years with the north London club, with some success as their main striker.

The Bundesliga club turned down a bid of 50 million euros from Arsenal last week, the BBC reported. The coaching situation aside, Michael Emenalo has not been replaced since resigning as technical director in November and sources have told ESPN FC that the process may not be completed before the end of the season.

- Thus, even though Aubameyang has not played in the Europa League this season, he can not play for Arsenal in it because Dortmund are now in the same European competition and he has already played in the group stage of a European competition. "It's so hard", City manager Pep Guardiola said on Tuesday when asked about Mahrez.

It's the final day of Europe's transfer window and there are potentially some big deals to be finalized, especially in the Premier League, where clubs have already spent a record amount in January.

Dortmund had previously said the transfer could only be completed after they secure a replacement for Aubameyang.