According to German publication Kicker, the Gabon global will soon be on his way to the Emirates in a deal that will not see France striker Olivier Giroud go the other way, as previously reported.
A possible temptation for Antonio Conte is that Giroud would be available to play in the Champions League.
Andy Carroll, Peter Crouch and Ashley Barnes are all effective players in their own right, but are they good enough to play for Chelsea?
BREAKING: Arsenal close to reaching agreement to sign to striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund for club-record fee in region of £60m. The Gunners are locked in talks with the German giants.
Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has rejected offers to play from two La Liga clubs in favour of playing under Arsene Wenger at the Emirates.
Arsenal have lost Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott in the current transfer window while they have only secured Henrikh Mkhitaryan to bolster their ranks. However, the veteran French boss seems determined to land Aubameyang, who has been a reported Gunners target for the last few seasons.
Evans is open to a move, but Arsenal may face a late battle, with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City keen to land the Northern Ireland worldwide depending on his fitness status.
He has only started one Premier League match this term, making a further 14 appearances as a sub and scoring four goals.
They say Bayern Munich are ready to sell the 30-year-old central midfielder after signing the highly-regarded Leon Goretzka from Schalke, and United could look to take advantage.
The Frenchman is notoriously quiet during January transfer windows, but the loss of his star man has encouraged quite the reaction in north London.