Chelsea have to block reported interest in Olivier Giroud

Chelsea have been given a serious wake-up call with regards to their centre-forward Olivier Giroud, as Premier League side West Ham are reportedly lining up a January move for him.

According to the Mirror, the Hammers are weighing up an attempt to try sign the 32-year-old in the New Year.

It is understood that the France international is a long-term target for West Ham and they made a “tentative approach” for him before he left Arsenal to make the switch to Stamford Bridge.

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West Ham’s interest in Giroud should alert Chelsea to the fact that the striker has less than a year left on his contract and as it stands he is set to leave at the end of the season.

But the 6ft 4in colossus deserves a new extended contract with the Blues and the club should be preparing it ASAP.

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He may not have got on the scoresheet in his opening eight games across all competitions this season, but has been a brilliant team player and chipped in with four assists to highlight his importance.

Giroud can still play an important first-team role in Maurizio Sarri’s side over the next couple of years and the World Cup winner has become a popular figure with supporters.

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His connection with teammate Eden Hazard on the pitch is particularly special and there is a lot to Giroud’s overall game that is often overlooked.

A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.