UK suitors emerge as latest club targeting wantaway Chelsea man Giroud

Date published: Thursday 26th December 2019 12:17

Rangers have made an enquiry about the availability of Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud in the January transfer window, according to a report.

Giroud was heavily involved with the Blues last season having made 27 Premier League appearances under Maurizio Sarri, but the Frenchman has only featured in five league games so far this term.

The attacker’s lack of game time under Frank Lampard is mainly due to the emergence of Tammy Abraham, who has nailed down a place in the team and has scored 11 league goals in 18 games.

With Giroud set to be remain as Lampard’s second-choice up top, the striker has been heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge, with Inter Milan credited with interest.

According to French newspaper¬†L’Equipe, Rangers are the latest club to have registered interest in Giroud.

The news outlet claims, however, that the Scottish club’s chances of landing the World Cup winner are slim compared to those of the likes of Inter and Lyon.

Indeed,¬†L’Equipe adds that Inter is still Giroud’s preferred destination in January.

Giroud, who initially moved to the Premier League to join Arsenal in 2012, left the Gunners for Chelsea last year.

Elsewhere, Tottenham are reportedly set to recall youngster Jack Clarke from his loan spell with Leeds United.

The 19-year-old impressed for the Whites last term and was sent back to West Yorkshire for the current campaign after joining Spurs on a permanent £9m deal.

However, Clarke has only managed 19 minutes of Championship action under Marcelo Bielsa this season and Tottenham have allegedly decided to pull the plug on his spell.

It is also claimed that Clarke will now look for another loan deal to last from January until the end of the season.

 

 

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