French clubs in the hunt for £120,000-a-week Blues centre-forward
Lyon and Marseille in the hunt for Chelsea attacker Olivier Giroud and preparing to make an offer in July when the transfer window opens again. Both clubs need a new prolific centre-forward to strengthen the attack, and France international is the best choice in this situation.
He also wants to get regular game time and set to listen to offers from the clubs. West Ham United interested in signing him and there will be a real contest for the footballer. His price could increase and become much more. In this campaign, Giroud already played 34 matches, scored ten goals and made seven assists in all tournament.
It is an impressive result, and he can improve his consequences if he gets a regular place in the starting line-up. Olivier is an unchanged figure for the Les Bleus squad and also helped them to win the 2018 World Cup which is already a significant achievement for the footballer. He joined Chelsea from Arsenal last January with a €17m deal.
The 32-year-old forward has contracted with the English club until 2019, and his release clause is around €20m. Lyon are in a third place in the Ligue 1 table and have a big chance to get the Champions League ticket. French club lost the Champions League second playoff match against Barcelona 5-1 and kicked out from the competition.
Despite this, Les Gones reached the French Cup semi-final, and they have an opportunity to win the title during this season. Marseille are in fourth place in the table, and they can finish this campaign in the top 4. Olympians stayed in the group in Europa League.