Lazio make offer for Olivier Giroud, but Chelsea striker is looking elsewhere

January 30th, 2020 by Olasunkanmi Ibikunle

There are reports that Serie A club Lazio have made an offer for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud but the Frenchman is looking to remain in London amid interest from Tottenham.

The 33-year-old has longed for the exit door from Stamford Bridge having seen game time severely limited for the west London club this season.

And with the Euros coming up this summer, Giroud is in need of consistent playing time to make it into Didier Deschamp’s squad for the tournament.

Giroud had been linked with a move to Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan this month. However, that transfer has gone cold and is unlikely to happen.

Reports on Wednesday suggested that Spurs may be interested in securing the services of Giroud to cover for the injured Harry Kane. However, the striker’s allegiances to Chelsea and Arsenal make that move complicated, although he is keen to stay in London.

Now, according to Sportsmail, Italian side Lazio have approached Chelsea over their back up striker. Ciro Immobile has fired Simone Inzaghi’s side to third in Serie A, having scored 23 goals in 20 league games this season.

A move to Lazio may not see Giroud get the game time he is so desperately craving, and having been settled in London since making his switch from Montpellier to Arsenal in 2012, he would prefer to stay in the capital.

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