Marseille facing Giroud disappointment
Marseille have been linked with a January move for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud but reports claim he is keen to stay in the Premier League.
Giroud could be open to a move in the winter window as he has found himself out of favour at Stamford Bridge under Frank Lampard, who replaced Maurizio Sarri as manager at the end of last season.
The former Montpellier and Arsenal man is due to fall out of contract at Chelsea next summer and it seems unlikely he will be offered a new deal.
The 33-year-old has managed just three appearances in the Premier League so far this term, with him behind Tammy Abraham in the Blues pecking order.
When Olivier Giroud's grandchildren watch his greatest goals compilation, they will be awestruck by his skill… ✨
The Frenchman turns 33 today! 🎂 pic.twitter.com/x8KD8bquX8
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 30, 2019
Giroud is in the latest France squad for this month’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey but if he continues to struggle for game time in London Les Bleus boss Didier Deschamps may be forced to consider other options up front.
As such, Giroud is expected to be on the move in January in order to keep his place in the France team ahead of Euro 2020 and Marseille have been credited with an interest on a number of occasions.
Lyon are also believed to be keen if it becomes clear Giroud is available, but reports in France have claimed he would prefer to continue his career in the Premier League even if he does depart Chelsea in the winter window.