Breaking – Giroud leaves Arsenal on a loan deal

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Borussia Dortmund will aim to sign Olivier Giroud on loan if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signs for Arsenal.

The Gunners have already commenced negotiation with Dortmund over a deal for Aubameyang that could be worth a club record £55million.

Arsenal has made the striker a top target as Alexis Sanchez completes his long-awaited move to Manchester United with Henrikh Mkhitaryan coming the other way.

A delegation from the north London club is currently in Germany sorting out a deal for Aubameyang and it is hoped a deal can be agreed.

Dortmund are well aware they need to replace the Gabon international if he goes and, according to Kicker, they would like to sign Giroud on loan.

The France international has not been a regular for Arsenal this term and the German club can offer him minutes ahead of this summer’s World Cup in Russia.

Allowing Giroud to go the other way on loan would massively help Arsenal tie up a deal for Aubameyang more quickly and could cause the 28-year-old’s asking price to drop closer to £50m.