Olivier Giroud has transfer proposals from Manchester United, Tottenham, Newcastle, Inter Milan and Lazio, according to an intermediary working on his Chelsea exit.
Vincenzo Morabito is reportedly amongst those working with Giroud as he aims to escape Stamford Bridge having barely featured under Frank Lampard this season.
He has no shortage of potential suitors with Manchester United among those eyeing the ex-Arsenal man as they eye a striker to replace the injured Marcus Rashford.
But Morabito says an exit depends on Chelsea being able to find a late replacement – ruling out a deal for Napoli ace Dries Mertens being completed to open the door for his move.
Morabito told Sky Sport Italia (via CalcioMercato): “Giroud to Lazio? Giroud is a world champion center forward.
“Lazio is also being evaluated together with the proposals of Inter, Manchester United, Tottenham, Newcastle.
Man Utd are among a host of proposals being considered by Olivier Giroud
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“Right now we are stuck. Chelsea must first find a substitute, and this will not be Mertens.
“The Blues consider him definitively gone, because the player’s intention is to stay with Napoli.
“It cannot be excluded that a player who can free Giroud may arrive. We still have a lot of time.”
Giroud has made just five Premier League appearances for Chelsea with reports claiming he could skip training this morning to ensure he is well-placed to complete a move elsewhere.
Giroud has played just five Premier League games for Chelsea this season
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