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Giroud’s shock transfer admission

Olivier Giroud has admitted he came close to a move to Tottenham earlier this year having fallen out of favour at Chelsea.

Olivier Giroud fires a venomous shot towards goal. (Image: Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

The striker spent most of the first part of last season on the bench, playing second fiddle to Tammy Abraham.

He regained his place in the side later in the campaign, but back in January Giroud was determined to seek out an exit.

“During the last three days of the transfer window, I was in the coach’s office to find a solution,” Giroud told So Foot, quoted by Goal. “I was hoping Chelsea would find a replacement for me.

“For my part, it was not the solutions that were lacking: I almost signed for Lazio, Inter. I was even so determined to leave that I even almost signed for Tottenham!”