Crystal Palace consider January transfer swoop for Chelsea duo Batshuayi & Giroud
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The fellow Premier League side reportedly interested in potential transfer moves for Chelsea pair Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi.

Crystal Palace have made a strong start to the season and currently sit sixth in the Premier League, though they have only scored eight goals in nine games so far. That is less than any other team in the top 13 places in the table at the moment, so it makes sense that Palace are seemingly keen to strengthen up front in January.

The Eagles are now reportedly on the lookout for a reliable goalscorer are considering a move for Chelsea want-away striker Olivier Giroud. According to The Sun, Roy Hodgson’s side are looking at the Frenchman and Batshuayi, neither of whom are playing much at Chelsea at the moment.

Giroud has only played three league matches for the Blues so far this season, and will no doubt be keen for more playing time to boost his hopes of continuing to make the French national team ahead of Euro 2020 next summer.

Crystal Palace consider January transfer swoop for Chelsea duo Batshuayi & Giroud
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He has started just once in the Premier League, with both Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi ahead of him in the squad. Lampard recently confirmed that, while he does want Giroud to stay, he would be prepared to ​sit down with him in January to discuss a move away if the striker wished to do so.

Batshuayi, meanwhile, spent part of last season on loan at Selhurst Park last term, scoring six goals in 13 games and showing he could be a useful option to bring back to the club.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will most likely continue to use the in-form Tammy Abraham as his first choice centre-forward, but he could also do well to keep at least one of Giroud or Batshuayi as backup.



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