Chelsea may move for Olivier Giroud if they fail to land Edin Dzeko

Chelsea may move for Olivier Giroud if they fail to land Edin Dzeko

CHELSEA are reportedly looking to sign Olivier Giroud from Arsenal if they miss out on Edin Dzeko.

Chelsea are eyeing up Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud for a possible move across London before the end of this month.

With Michy Batshuayi out of favour and likely to leave Stamford Bridge if the Blues can secure a replacement, manager Antonio Conte is keen to sign a new frontman to provide competition and support for No 9 Alvaro Morata.

Edin Dzeko is understood to be Conte’s first choice and Chelsea are in talks with Roma but Giroud is one of many backup options.

Chelsea’s search for a deputy to Morata has also seen them linked with Andy Carroll, Peter Crouch, and Ashley Barnes.

If he doesn’t end up at Chelsea, Giroud could move to Germany before the transfer window closes.

The 31-year-old Frenchman has been the subject of negotiations between Arsenal and Dortmund, who are interested in taking him as well as a large fee in exchange for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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