Pirlo verifies he’s spoken with Juve about signing Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud
JUVENTUS manager Andrea Pirlo has unlocked for a relocation for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud.
The Frenchman has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge in current months and has found himself playing second fiddle to Tammy Abraham and Timo Werner.
Giroud has made 15 looks in all competitions this season but has actually completed 90 minutes just when.
The former Arsenal man, 34, aspires to play regular first-team football as he’s desperate to be selected in France’s Euro 2020 team.
Despite being Chelsea’s third-choice striker, Giroud has actually been in great form this season – scoring eight goals in his last seven appearances in the Premier League and Champions League.
Giroud’s current purple patch has caught the attention of Pirlo, who admits the France international would be a welcome addition to his team.
When asked about a potential move for Giroud, Pirlo stated told DAZN: “He ‘d come in handy!
” The window opens tomorrow, we already talked about with the club what we wish to do and if there are any opportunities. Maybe a striker that can rotate with our strikers.”
According to numerous reports, Juventus are certainly thinking about signing the veteran striker.
The Italian champs are also stated to be interested in re-signing Fernando Llorente, who has actually also fallen out of favour at Napoli.
Although he’s not at the leading edge of Frank Lampard’s mind today, Giroud has hinted he wants to stay and defend his positioning in the Blues’ starting XI.
He informed Sky Sports: “We will see what happens in the next few months, but I just desire to keep my effectiveness high.
” When I am not on the pitch, I just try to be a part of the group.
” I truly desire the best for this group and I actually believe we have a huge opportunity to win something at Chelsea with this fantastic squad.
” I will simply continue like this and try to keep it up.”
Chelsea will be back in action on Sunday afternoon, welcoming League 2 side Morecambe to Stamford Bridge for their FA Cup third-round tie.