Olivier Giroud is being chased by West Ham and the Frenchman will demand a two-year deal worth £60k-a-week according to a report from Calciomercato.
Hammers boss David Moyes needs to sign at least two centre-forwards this summer.
The Scot will undoubtedly have a marquee addition in mind.
With funds tight at the London Stadium, however, West Ham’s second striker signing may well have to be a free transfer or a loan addition.
Olivier Giroud a useful option for West Ham?
Calciomercato.it claims that the Hammers are eyeing up a move to sign the 34-year-old Frenchman.
Giroud is out of contract in the summer at Stamford Bridge. Considering the fact that he has barely featured under Thomas Tuchel, it is highly unlikely that he will be handed a new deal by Chelsea.
And Calciomercato reckons that West Ham will have to pay the Blues hitman around £6 million over the course of a two-year deal.
The 6ft 4in centre-forward has scored just four Premier League goals this season. He does possess a fine record of 221 goals in 550 career games, however (Transfermarkt).
Signing Giroud as a short-term option on a free transfer wouldn’t be the worst move in the world for West Ham.
And a two-year contract worth £6 million sounds like it could be well worth it for the Hammers.
We must reiterate, however. Signing Giroud will only make sense if David Moyes brings a truly elite striker to the London Stadium as well.