Report: Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is on West Ham radar for January

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is reportedly the target of a transfer in January for Premier League rival West Ham.

According to the Mirror, West Ham want to try to sign the striker next month to bolster their team and will be ready to disembark Andriy Yarmalenko to help raise funds.

The report claims the Hammers have a “long-standing interest” interested in Giroud, who has been set as their target before the next window.

It is explained that Blues manager Frank Lampard does not want to lose the 34-year-old, but the player has his individual aspirations to ensure he is included in the French team next summer for the European Championship.

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Giroud, who made great use of the money at Stamford Bridge for 18 million pounds (BBC), is currently enjoying decent minutes in the first team of Chelsea.

The left-footed striker has scored eight goals in 14 appearances in all competitions so far, and half of them came in an extraordinary away game in Seville in the group stage of the Champions League.

He’s competing with teammates Tammy Abraham and Tim Werner for the starting position forward, so it will be intriguing in January to see if he feels he’s getting enough minutes to be able to stay at the club in the second half of the campaign.

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