According to a report from Calciomercato, Tottenham Hotspur are eyeing a move for Olivier Giroud in January as Jose Mourinho earmarks his next transfer targets – with the Frenchman currently undecided over his future across London following limited appearances under Frank Lampard.
Giroud, who was the hero for Chelsea on Tuesday night as they edged past Rennes in the Champions League, scoring a late winner, could still be on his way out of west London in the winter window following a candid interview with Telefoot via Sky Sports.
Spurs eye Giroud swoop
Indeed, the 6 foot 4 striker is apparently open to a move away in order to gain much valuable game time before the postponed Euros kick off next summer – with Tottenham among clubs in the running for his signature.
Calciomercato claim, despite Spurs recently signing Carlos Vinicius as back up to Harry Kane, that Mourinho could still be eyeing Giroud as another striking option heading into a congested Premier League campaign.
However, if Tottenham do wish to land Giroud, they face stiff competition as Inter Milan are reportedly in pole position.
Transfer Tavern take
Valued at a bargain £4.5 million by Transfermarkt, Levy could appear to have little to lose in swooping for the forward – with Tottenham’s chairman potentially having to tread carefully financially after his latest statement.
Described as a would-be ‘great signing‘ by pundit Paul Robinson, Giroud could add even more firepower and an alternative option should Kane or Vinicius succumb to injury or fatigue.
Giroud could also ‘suit Mourinho perfectly‘, with this news potentially meaning that Tottenham have their sights set on a viable addition in January.
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