Transfer news: Aubameyang, Giroud and Batshuayi lead £430m spree

January transfer window closes with a record-breaking flurry of deals involving Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Borussia Dortmund Liverpool
Borussia Dortmund and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 
(Image credit: Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images)

Premier League clubs went on a record-breaking binge in the January transfer window, spending £430m in total, including a deadline-day record of £150m, surpassing the amount of cash splashed during the whole window in 2011. Here are the picks of the deals:

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Borussia Dortmund to Arsenal

The Gabon goal-scoring sensation was officially unveiled as a Gunner on Wednesday, in what the club described on its website as a "long-term contract". Although the website wouldn't go into specifics on the fee involved, it did calculate that his interventions in 213 matches in all competitions for his former club worked out at a goal or assist every 96 minutes. The London Evening Standard wasn't so shy about the financial terms of the deal, reporting that the Gunners paid £56m for Aubameyang after they "upped the original agreed price by another £1.3m in the past 24 hours".

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Reacting to the deal, Aubameyang said: "I'm really happy to be here in this great team. The club has such a big history and great players like Thierry Henry. He's an example for us strikers. I'm a fast player and I score goals too, like Henry a little bit. I think I have to work a lot to be like him, but I will do."

Mesut Ozil: signs a new Arsenal contract

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has ended months of speculation by agreeing the terms of a new deal with the Gunners that will keep at the club until 2021. The German star will become the club’s highest paid player at the Emirates on £350,000-a-week, says The Guardian, which "represents a massive statement of intent from both him and them". Although the 29-year-old has not yet put pen to paper, it's believed an "announcement is not too far away".

Michy Batshuayi: Chelsea to Borussia Dortmund

As expected the Blues have offloaded forward Michy Batshuayi to Dortmund for the rest of the season. BBC Sport says that Belgium international, who arrived at Stamford Bridge is July 2016, will link up with the German outfit as soon as he passes his medical.

Olivier Giroud: Arsenal to Chelsea

The transfer merry-go-round involving Arsenal, Chelsea and Dortmund came to the end of its ride last night. With Aubameyang moved from Dortmund to the Gunners, Batshuayi then jumped ship on loan from Chelsea to the German club, while the Blues unveiled Giroud as their latest signing. Sky Sports says the Frenchman arrives at Stamford Bridge in an 18-month deal, which the broadcaster understands is "£21m plus £3m in add-ons". As Giroud signed terms, he said: "It's a massive club and I am proud to sign for Chelsea, and I'm looking forward to playing."

Lucas Moura: Paris St-Germain to Tottenham

Spurs completed the signing of winger Lucas Moura from PSG on Deadline Day in what BBC Sport says was a £25m deal. The 25-year-old Brazilian has signed a contract until 2023 and is available for Spurs in the knockout stage of the Champions League as he didn't feature for the French club in the group stages. "I'm so happy," said Moura. "It's a new chapter of my life, a new challenge...I will give my best for this club because I think we have a lot of quality and we can win big things. Why not the Champions League?"

Andre Ayew: West Ham to Swansea

Ghanaian international Ayew has rejoined Swansea from West Ham 18 months after he left the club for east London. The 28-year-old signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with the Swans and will link up with his brother, Jordan, at the Liberty Stadium, reports Talksport. It's believed the fee agreed was "in the region of £18m", a club record for Swansea, who first signed Ayew in 2015 from Marseille.

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