According to a report from Eurosport, Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is a prime transfer target for West Ham but the East London outfit are concerned that bringing the Frenchman to the London Stadium could drag on late into the window due to ‘complexities of his situation’ in west London.

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The Hammers need for a new striker has been well documented. We sold Sebastien Haller to Ajax last week.

David Moyes now has Michail Antonio as his only recognised senior centre-forward option at the club.

West Ham have already been linked with about 10 different strikers.

One of those is Chelsea ace Olivier Giroud.

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Olivier Giroud (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)

In fact, he is a prime transfer target for the Hammers according to Eurosport.


Olivier Giroud wanted by West Ham

It is suggested that the powers that be at the London Stadium are concerned that a deal to sign the 34-year-old could drag on late into the window due to ‘complexities of his situation’ at Chelsea.

Despite what some fans think, he would be a really solid addition for us. If the price is right, of course.

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Olivier Giroud (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Blues boss Frank Lampard could be willing to sanction the striker’s exit from Stamford Bridge for just £4.5 million (Sempre Inter). That seems to be more than a reasonable fee.

Olivier Giroud is a top class striker. The 34-year-old has bagged 219 goals in 534 career games (Transfermarkt).

The Frenchman is incredibly strong in the air. He is far more mobile than Sebastien Haller ever was and he would have a lot to offer the Hammers.

Eurosport reckon a deal to bring the 34-year-old to the London Stadium could be complicated, however. So perhaps we will be better off pursuing the likes of Boulaye Dia and Patson Daka.

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