The Frenchman is certain to leave the Blues.
And now Lazio have entered the race.
Lazio are reportedly leading the race to sign Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud this January. The Frenchman has made only seven appearances for the Blues this season so far, scoring a goal against Liverpool in the Super Cup. Giroud has been linked to an exit from Stamford Bridge for a while earlier Sky Italia claimed that Tottenham are offering him an 18-month contract.
However, a new report from Sky Italia‘s Gianluca Di Marzio, suggests that Lazio have not only entered the race to sign the Frenchman but are also the front-runners. It is added that Giroud has agreed personal terms with the Biancocelesti but a transfer depends on Chelsea being able to sign Dries Mertens from Napoli.
The 33-year-old is currently the Blues’ third-choice striker and it seems very unlikely that he will receive much first-team opportunities this season. However, a move to Lazio may not do too much help to Giroud in terms of first-team opportunities as Simone Inzaghi’s side already have the likes of Ciro Immobile, Joaquin Correa and Felipe Caicedo to choose from up front.