West Ham to ‘carefully monitor’ Inter Milan’s Olivier Giroud talks with Chelsea

West Ham are still interested in the possibility of signing Olivier Giroud from Chelsea during the January transfer window despite his links to Inter Milan.

The Hammers are keen to strengthen after a mixed start to the season under Manuel Pellegrini and now David Moyes.

Giroud is set to leave Stamford Bridge after growing frustrated over his lack of playing time so far this term, with Inter in pole position.

Despite talks with director Piero Ausilio over a £6m move to Italy, the Daily Express have reported that West Ham are monitoring the situation.

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Moyes said in December when asked about the club’s transfer plans for January: “What I would say is I am only in the door and no-one has mentioned it to me.

“I think there is money there to spend. I am more interested in the players at the club at the moment, see how we can mould them into the best possible team and formation.

“We have to get results. I do believe the squad I’ve got here is better than when I took over before.

“The short-term goal is just to get wins to get us away from the bottom.”

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The former Everton boss did believe that funds would be made available before the window slams shut, with Lampard also admitting that Giroud could leave.

When asked earlier this week whether selling the Frenchman would be a risk, he said: “There are a lot of things in football and the squad that are a risk.

“Otherwise you would line up with three or four of the best players in each position.

“We have some adaptable players who could take up different roles so that would have to come into my thinking at that point.

David Moyes thinks West Ham have money to spend in January
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