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Chelsea offer Giroud to Lyon for Dembele

Transfer expert Ian McGarry claimed in a  transfer window podcast  that Chelsea have offered their French striker Olivier Giroud in a bi...

Transfer expert Ian McGarry claimed in a transfer window podcast that Chelsea have offered their French striker Olivier Giroud in a bid to sign another French striker Moussa Dembele.

Giroud is looking for a transfer away from Chelsea in January to boost his chances of retaining his place in France national team for the Euros in the summer.

McGarry said Giroud wants to return to France and a swap deal with Lyon's Moussa Dembele could be on the card.

“Olivier Giroud long underused since Frank Lampard has come into the club as head coach”

“He’s made only seven appearances in fact this season so far, five of them in the league and scored only one goal" McGarry said

“He’s made no secret about his desire to leave to get playing time.

“What’s interesting about Giroud is not him wanting to leave but that Chelsea have offered him to Lyon in part-exchange plus cash for their France international striker and former Celtic striker Moussa Dembele.

“Dembele is someone who Lyon value but he himself is not extremely happy in Ligue 1 and sees himself as under-challenged.

“He’s scored 10 goals in 18 appearances in Ligue 1 this season so far. He is someone who has always looked at the Premier League as a destination for him to fulfil an ambition.

“Chelsea would be a good option for him, we know that Lampard is desperate to get a striker to take all of the pressure off of Tammy Abraham and indeed that’s certainly the case. Giroud would be very open to a move back to Lyon.”

Giroud is also wanted by Inter Milan, Juventus and Glasgow Rangers.

By Vince @blue_footy

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