Barcelona interest in Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud

Barcelona are weighing up a move for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, who is out of contract this summer, report Diario Sport.

Giroud only joined Chelsea in January 2018 from Arsenal but has started just 12 Premier League games in that timeframe, netting four goals.

The 32-year-old is mainly deployed as a target man with playmaker Eden Hazard as a foil, a similar role to that which he fulfils for the France national team – whom he helped to last summer’s World Cup title.

Sport say Cristhian Stuani of Girona is Barca’s main target but if they can negotiate down his €15m release clause then they are likely to look to the French striker.

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