West Ham United have seen their hopes of landing striker target Olivier Giroud boosted, by France boss Didier Deschamps.
West Ham could be interested in a short-term loan deal for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud in January, according to a report from Claret and Hugh.
Hammers boss David Moyes could be looking for centre-forward reinforcements in January.
Moyes a striker light
The Scot has just two strikers in the shape of Sebastien Haller and Michail Antonio.
Haller is still struggling to impress and whilst Antonio is injury-prone.
West Ham insiders Claret and Hugh claim Moyes could move for Chelsea hitman Giroud when the transfer window reopens.
The 101-capped France international is apparently frustrated with his lack of game-time at Stamford Bridge, with Euro 2021 just seven months away.
West Ham’s Giroud interest boosted by Deschamps demand
And West Ham’s hopes have just been dramatically boosted by a very public ultimatum to Giroud from France boss Didier Deschamps.
Speaking ahead of France’s Nations League game against Sweden, Deschamps made it clear Giroud must have left Chelsea before the next international selection in March if he is to have a future with Les Bleus (RTL and Get French Football News).
“(Deschamps said:) ‘He (Giroud) knows it, what he is going through now (not playing at Chelsea) cannot continue.
“For March, he will have to find a solution that is different to the one he is in now.”
Chelsea outcast could still do a job for Hammers and deal would suit all parties
The Chelsea hitman is 34 now. But he could definitely still do a job for West Ham until the end of the season.
Giroud has featured just six times for Chelsea across all competitions this season so far.
So it could be a deal that suits all parties. West Ham get a proven, quality striker for a modest loan fee.
Chelsea free up squad space and wages.
And Giroud gets the game time which satisfy Deschamps.