West Ham United join race to sign €20m-rated Chelsea centre-forward

West Ham United could be tempted to rekindle their interest in World Cup-winning centre-forward Olivier Giroud in winter. The 33-year-old striker has been limited to only three Premier League appearances for the Blues so far this campaign, with English manager generally preferring Tammy Abraham to lead the line.

And as a result, Olivier has admitted that he could be tempted into leaving Chelsea. Giroud said: “I don’t necessarily. But there are things that mean if I am forced to make a decision, I will make it like when I left Gunners.” Hammers could revisit the possibility of making a move for Giroud, after having been linked with a possible swoop last year.

Bringing in a footballer of French striker’s quality will always be a smart move, provided he is available at the right price. Olivier hasn’t always gotten the credit he deserves in PL, but he is a fine striker with plenty of pedigree and the greatest prize in world football under his belt.

While Sebastien Haller has started life in Premier League wonderfully, beyond him, things are less rosy for West Ham. Albian Ajeti is still adjusting to West Ham, while Xande Silva is still sidelined and equally inexperienced. This would be a great move for the Hammers.

West Ham United started this season impressively as they are in an 8th place in the Premier League table. Hammers signed several footballers during the summer transfer window like Sebastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt, Albian Ajeti from Basel, Pablo Fornals from Villarreal and Goncalo Cardoso from Boavista.