The Chelsea fans are anticipating a hectic end to the January transfer window for their side. The Blues began the month well, with the signing of Ross Barkley, but they have yet to add to their incomings list thus far.
However, that could change before February, with the Mirror linking Antonio Conte’s side with a move for Arsenal ace Olivier Giroud.
Giroud has found game time increasingly difficult to come by at the Emirates, having been replaced in the first team by Alexandre Lacazette. At 31-years-old, he obviously wants to be playing regularly, and he’d certainly get more of a chance at Chelsea.
The move makes sense for the Blues, too, as he would offer something different to Alvaro Morata. Tall, imposing and strong, the Frenchman would fit the bill perfectly for Antonio Conte.
It’s clear that it would be a popular move amongst Chelsea fans, too, with supporters taking to Twitter to reveal their delight at the link. With one fan demanding that his team ‘make it happen’, it’s clear that this move would be popular.
Take a look at a selection of responses below…
I’d completely rate going for Giroud if he’s available. Very intelligent player who can link up on the ground and aerially, always seems to grab important goals. Not a long term solution, but would rather him over most of the other strikers we’re linked with #CFC
— Alex Oldland (@AlexOldland) January 26, 2018
I would much rather get Giroud over Dzeko, but why only a loan and not buy him? We are never going to get a loan deal #CFC
— Chelsea FC (@CFCKings) January 26, 2018
I would gladly take Giroud @ChelseaFC – I have always rated him and don't know why so many Arsenal fans slate him. I would prefer him over Dzeko (which I personally don't think is going to happen) Whether Arsenal would sell to us remains to be seen but should at least try. #CFC
— Tom Andrews (@CarefreeTom_182) January 26, 2018
Dzeko or Giroud ? Similar age but, for me, the latter makes more sense from a short to medium term point of view. Needless to say, we'll no doubt end up with neither. #CFC
— Charlie Fitzherbert (@CharlieFitzh) January 26, 2018
I'd take Giroud #CFC
— slizzle (@kevo_90) January 26, 2018
— Tushar L. (@ThatUchihaBrat) January 26, 2018
— You (@pkckAm) January 26, 2018