Lazio Pursuing Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud

Olivier Giroud, Source- Premier League
Olivier Giroud, Source- Premier League

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Lazio are interested in bringing Chelsea and France International striker Olivier Giroud to Rome.

Yesterday, Biancocelesti Sporting Director Igli Tare flew directly from Fiumicino International Airport to Milan Linate Airport. This was to initiate negotiations for the player; he was being heavily targeted by Inter but the Nerazzurri have recently pulled out of the race to sign the player, leaving him to consider other options.

While Tottenham are another club to have shown interest for Giroud (and was said to be a preferred destination due to logistical reasons, including not having to move his family from London and remaining in the Premier League), Lazio this morning are said to have convinced the player to join the club.

Therefore, only an agreement with Chelsea is left to be found for the 33-year-old who has made just seven appearances for Chelsea this season.