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Olivier Giroud has ended his stay at Arsenal

Olivier Giroud has ended his stay at Arsenal

Olivier Giroud has ended his stay at Arsenal

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The transfer chain involving Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi reached a conclusion on deadline day as all three strikers sealed moves to new clubs.

Borussia Dortmund forward Aubameyang was announced as an Arsenal player on Wednesday morning, signing a long-term contract for a club-record fee, before Giroud replaced Batshuayi at Chelsea.

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Giroud arrived on an 18-month deal at the same time Batshuayi left Stamford Bridge to become Aubameyang’s replacement at Dortmund on a loan deal until the end of the season.

It has also been reported that Mesut Ozil has signed a new contract keeping him at Arsenal until the end of the 2021 season.

Mathieu Debuchy has left Arsenal and joined French side St Etienne until the end of the season.

Tottenham have signed Paris St Germain midfielder Lucas Moura on a contract until 2023.

Paul Lambert has splashed the cash at Stoke, bringing in Badou Ndiaye from Galatasaray for 16 million euros, while Swansea have reunited the Ayew brothers after re-signing Andre Ayew from West Ham for an undisclosed fee.

Everton forward Ademola Lookman has headed to Germany for first-team football, signing a loan deal with RB Leipzig.

West Ham defender Reece Oxford has rejoined Borussia Monchengladbach on loan for the final 14 fixtures of the Bundesliga season.

Watford have taken Sunderland midfielder Didier Ndong on loan until the end of the season and sent goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon to Nottingham Forest.

Former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has left Antalyaspor after just six months in Turkey.

Midfielders Rolando Aarons and Henri Saivet have departed Newcastle, signing loan deals with Hellas Verona and Sivasspor respectively.

Cardiff bolstered their strikeforce for their promotion push with the signing of Gary Madine from Bolton for a reported fee of £6million.

Leeds have signed forward Tyler Roberts from West Brom for an undisclosed fee, while Reading have borrowed Chris Martin from Championship rivals Derby.

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Manchester City have ended their interest in Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez, Press Association Sport understands.

The Premier League leaders enquired about the Algeria winger with a view to a deadline-day move but have been put off by the costs of a potential deal.

It is understood that the Foxes were only prepared to do business if City could put together a deal worth around £95million.

Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic’s proposed loan to Anderlecht has fallen through.

Ki Sung-yueng has committed himself to Swansea’s survival battle and insisted his West Ham suitors “are no better than us”.

Southampton’s attempts to sign forward Quincy Promes are being met by resistance from Spartak Moscow, Press Association Sport understands.

Davy Klaassen’s proposed move from Everton to Napoli is off after talks between the two sides broke down.

Brighton have had a second offer to sign Wigan striker Nick Powell rejected.

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Newcastle are understood to have agreed a loan deal for Leicester striker Islam Slimani. However, it has been reported Slimani faces at least two weeks out after picking up a thigh injury in training.

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Jordan Hugill was left out of Preston’s matchday squad against Forest after boss Alex Neil decided he was not in the right frame of mind amid speculation linking him with a move to Crystal Palace.

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