French giants renew interest in Chelsea’s World-Cup winning striker

Date published: Tuesday 14th August 2018 4:18

Olivier Giroud Chelsea

Marseille are set to swoop for long-term target Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, according to Le Sport 10.

Giroud returned from Russia this summer with a World Cup winners medal but was an unused substitute in Chelsea’s first Premier League game against Huddersfield Town last weekend.

The Frenchman’s future remains uncertain at Stamford Bridge after new manager Maurizio Sarri identified Alvaro Morata as his leading striker for the season. 

Giroud has been on Marseille’s radar for a while, with them interested in signing him in July after failing to sign Mario Balotelli from Nice. 

The 31-year-old signed an 18-month contract with the Blues in January and now, with just under a year left on his contract, Chelsea may be looking to cash in on the attacker.

As the Premier League transfer window closed on the August 9, if Giroud was to move to Marseille then Chelsea would not be able to bring in a replacement for him.

 

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