UCL giants held negotiations with £110,000-a-week Chelsea striker

Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo has commented on his club sealing a possible winter transfer window agreement for the London giants centre-forward Olivier Giroud. The 34-year-old striker’s Chelsea future has looked in doubt for some time now, with the English coach not starting him regularly despite some impressive recent form for Chelsea.

This has seen Olivier linked with Marseille, who also mentioned that AC Milan and Inter Milan had looked like being possible suitors before cooling their interest. If Giroud does end up moving on, it could be hard to find a replacement who’d offer something same, especially in the middle of the campaign.

It now looks like Old Lady could be in the running as well, with Pirlo admitting Juve could use France international and suggesting that a deal for the former Arsenal striker had been discussed by the club. “I spoke to the club,” Pirlo said. “A centre-forward who can take over for those who play a lot can help us.”

“The perfect player doesn’t exist, but we have an idea. Giroud? We could use it, but Fabio Paratici knows more than me. We talked about it, let’s see what will happen.” Blues supporters may well be disappointed if the French striker ends up leaving, as he’s arguably more deserving of a starting place than Timo Werner right now.

Blues big-name summer signing has badly struggled in recent times, and an experienced, proven performer like the World Cup winner can be an asset to any squad. Blues position in the table isn’t a total nightmare if you look at it in isolation, but there has to be a fear that the English manager is only taking them in one direction.