Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud could be reunited with Maurizio Sarri as the Juventus boss is weighing-up a move to sign him in the January window.
The out-of-favour striker recently admitted ‘it would be difficult to stay at Chelsea’ amid a lack of playing time and he is expected to hold talks with boss Frank Lampard regarding his future.
Giroud, who has featured just seven times for Chelsea this season, scoring one goal, has attracted interest from Bordeaux and Inter Milan, while Steven Gerrard has played down talks of a possible move from Rangers.
Reports in Italy claim that Juventus have now joined the race for the striker with Sarri keen to provide competition for Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala, and Gonzalo Higuain following Mario Mandzukic’s move to Qatari side Al-Duhail.
Giroud’s deal at Stamford Bridge runs out in the summer so Chelsea would be wise to cash in on the striker now with the player keen to move on.
The Frenchman also has reported interest from Crystal Palace, Lyon and from the MLS, but is yet to indicate where his future lies.
Giroud has fallen down the pecking order at Chelsea and hasn’t even been involved in their last five-match squads, and said last week: ‘The chances are, there will be a change [next month] because I don’t have enough time to express myself on the pitch.’
Lampard has preferred to use Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi as his back-up and will be able to dip into the transfer market to replace Giroud if he leaves following the club’s transfer ban being lifted.