The domino effect last year which saw Batshuayi loaned to Dortmund followed by Dortmund selling Aubameyang to Arsenal finally led to the Gunners giving Chelsea Olivier Giroud.
Chelsea’s planned worked out well but Giroud has fallen short of what Sarri expects in his ideal number nine. Sadly, for the Italian boss, Giroud’s partner Alvaro Morata is not the best man to lead the line either.
For Chelsea, it was Morata’s failure that stinged more as he was brought in to be the primary forward. However, it would seem Morata is on his way out. After a failed move to Barcelona and Sevilla on loan, he could be on his way to Atletico Madrid.
Latest reports are now claiming that Giroud could be out of his way from Chelsea as well with Barcelona emerging as shock candidates to bring in the Frenchman. The Catalan outfit need a backup forward to take the pressure of Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi.
Giroud would serve ideally as the backup striker as he has done previously in other teams. Chelsea would also like to get something of value for the 32 year old as opposed to losing him on a free this summer.