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West Ham striker target Olivier Giroud could skip training to force deadline day transfer - report

West Ham United have been heavily linked with a move for Chelsea outcast Olivier Giroud.

Football Insider is the latest outlet to credit West Ham with a keen interest in the France forward.

A host of clubs have been mooted as possible destinations for the 33-year-old striker.

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Hammers linked with Blues outcast Giroud

Didier Deschamps has told Giroud he must leave Chelsea in search of more game time if he is to make France’s Euro 2020 squad (Daily Mail).

As a result the likes of Inter Milan, Tottenham Hotspur, Lazio and West Ham have been linked.

Football Insider claims a West Ham source has told them the club will table a multi-million pound loan offer for Giroud and cover his £90,000 per week wages.

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Report claims striker could skip training to force deadline day move

So the Hammers will be encouraged by claims from Sky Italia and Get French Football News. That’s because both outlets report that Giroud could skip Chelsea training today to force through a deadline day move away from Stamford Bridge.

“Sky Italia believe that Giroud may refuse to turn up to training tomorrow morning (Friday) at Chelsea’s Cobham ground in a bid to force a departure,” Sky Italia reports.

“Giroud desperately needs to leave Chelsea if he is to be able to play a role at EURO 2020. Didier Deschamps has said this publicly on many occasions.”

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Does Moyes have other Irons in the fire?

In other West Ham striker target news, The Sun reports Moyes wants Hull’s Jarrod Bowen.

Foot 365 says the Hammers have been monitoring Jean-Pierre Nsame.

And The Mirror claims former striker Marko Arnautovic wanted a sensational return to the club, who were also said to be open to the idea but for the China-born Coronavirus to put paid to those plans.

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