Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud wants to move to Tottenham this month – but the former Arsenal striker is concerned that the Blues will block any move to their top-four rivals, according to the Evening Standard.
Reliable journalists Di Marzio and Fabrizio Romano broke the news on Tuesday evening – suggesting that Spurs were interested in bringing the French striker to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – and Jose Mourinho would be keen on signing Giroud.
Mourinho has been in desperate need of a striker to replace the injured Harry Kane and has been heavily linked with AC Milan frontman Krzysztof Piatek, although he looks to have missed out on the Polish striker after BILD Sport suggested that he’s expected to sign for Bundesliga outfit Hertha Berlin before Friday’s deadline.
And now the Standard are reporting that Giroud’s previous connections with Spurs’ north London rivals Arsenal would not bother him – with the World Cup winner in desperate need of first-team football to force his way into the French squad for this summer’s European Championships having started just two Premier League games under Frank Lampard this season.
Giroud wants to remain in London, but with two out of three parties keen on the deal, it’s a case of whether the Blues will let the 33-year-old move across the capital this January.
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