Deal Done + Photos: Luiz in, Giroud out

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Arsenal is set to cash in on Olivier Giroud as they plan to release him to Chelsea as part of the transfer saga that will finally see Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang complete his £60 million move to the Emirates.

According to a report by Starsport yesterday, Chelsea is willing to offload David Luiz to Arsenal to make sure the secure the signature of Giroud.

It now appears that the Frenchman will seal a straight £18m move to the Stamford Bridge.

But it is understood that Wenger is still in pursuit of a late swoop for Luiz who is valued at around £15m.

The Gunners have refused to pay the £20m that West Brom wants for Northern Ireland centre-back Jonny Evans.