Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport have revealed that Tottenham are still hopeful of tying up a deal for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud in the summer after missing out on the Frenchman in the January transfer window.

Spurs were linked with Giroud in January as they looked to sign a striker to replace the injured Harry Kane (Daily Mail), but the 33-year-old ended up staying at Chelsea as the Lilywhites ended their striker search empty-handed.

The Frenchman, who was overlooked by Frank Lampard for the first half of the season, has won his place back in the Chelsea side since the close of the January transfer window, even netting in the Blues’ 2-1 win against Spurs.

The striker revealed in an interview with Telefoot earlier this month that Chelsea blocked him from making a move to Spurs in January.

Corriere dello Sport now reports that Giroud is open to the idea of continuing in London despite interest from Inter Milan and Lazio.

A move to Spurs in the summer is said to be on the cards when the transfer market reopens, while it is suggested that the striker could also extend his contract with Chelsea.

Spurs Web Opinion

Despite being 33 years of age, I believe Giroud can perform the same role that Llorente did for us for the last couple of seasons. At the moment, we lack a plan B when things aren’t going our way and so the Frenchman would certainly be a valuable option to have in the squad. However, the transfer depends on whether Chelsea are willing to do business with us.

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