Tottenham Hotspur still retain an interest in Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud and could make another attempt to swoop for him in the summer, according to The Express.
The Frenchman was heavily linked with a move to Spurs during the January transfer window (Daily Mail) but the move failed to materialise.
The 33-year-old has been handed more game time since January and has put in some impressive displays under Frank Lampard.
Giroud’s contract was due to run out in the summer but the Blues decided to activate a clause to extend his stay at the club by another year.
Football.London reported earlier this week that the former Arsenal man could still be sold this summer despite Chelsea opting to extend his contract, with Timo Werner’s potential arrival at Stamford Bridge expected to push him further down the pecking order.
The Express now reiterate the same and reveal that Frank Lampard’s side are open to letting Giroud leave at the end of the season.
The report claims that Jose Mourinho is a big fan of the striker and Spurs have not given up hope of signing him, despite Chelsea’s reluctance to sell to their rivals.
West Ham, Crystal Palace, and Lyon are also said to be following the striker’s situation closely.
Spurs Web Opinion
Giroud would be a good fit for Spurs as he can perform the same role that Llorente did for us. However, I doubt if Chelsea will want to sell him to us and help strengthen a direct rival. We would likely be better off investing in a more longterm option like Milik. Although the Napoli man would cost more than Giroud, he could potentially help to solve our striker issue for the foreseeable future.
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