Lazio eyeing up Chelsea pair in double summer transfer window swoop

Lazio are reportedly eyeing up a double swoop for Chelsea pair Olivier Giroud and Pedro this summer.

Both players are out of contract when the 2019/20 campaign finally comes to an end, and they are unexpected to sign new deals to extend.

Giroud has been underused this season by Frank Lampard, however in the past month he has shown his ability, being a big part of the starting XI.

Meanwhile, Pedro has had to wait for his opportunities due to injuries, and he netted in Chelsea’s last Premier League win over Everton.

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With their contracts up, both players are free to speak to other clubs and according to AS, the Serie A side are looking to snap up the veteran duo.

Both players could well move on for the Blues this season after some successful times in west London.

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“I do my job the best that I can and I’m very happy to be back in the team,” Giroud said last month.

“Of course, my confidence is better. The transfer window is behind me. I’m a Chelsea player, I’m happy here again and that’s the most important thing.”

“As many people know, my contract is up in May,” Pedro said this week. “But I still haven’t spoken to the club about whether or not it will be renewed and whether I’ll carry on.

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Chelsea during the break

“I’ve seen loads of messages from Chelsea fans saying goodbye and thanking me for the time I’ve spent here, which I appreciate, but I’d like to tell all the fans simply that my current contract is coming to an end but I still have to talk to the club.

“I don’t know whether I’ll keep playing here or not. That conversation is still to come. But I have not signed for any other club. I belong to Chelsea. I have a contract. My wish is to be able to stay here but obviously we don’t know what will happen. I have to speak to the club and let’s see what happens.”