Tottenham are likely to make an attempt to sign Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud on a free transfer this summer, according to Football London.
Giroud, who is out of contract at the end of the season, joined Chelsea from Arsenal in January 2018. He has scored 21 goals in 76 appearances across all competitions for the Blues, including a strike against Spurs in the Premier League last month.
When Spurs were chasing a new striker in the January transfer window following Harry Kane’s injury, Giroud was heavily linked with a move back to north London. Football London claims Tottenham looked into signing the Frenchman, but a deal failed to materialise.
However, Football London’s report suggests the pursuit is not over yet. It is believed Spurs are likely to go back in for Giroud in the summer, when they will be able to sign him for nothing.
The 33-year-old would be the ideal deputy for Kane, though whether he would be willing to spend a lot of time on the bench remains to be seen. Joining in January would have made more sense for the player as he would have featured regularly in Kane’s absence.