Frank Lampard is looking to manage transfers as more fresh signings arrive.
Chelsea are enjoying the summer as they get ready to welcome yet another signing or two before the window slams shut. They have already had six signings and are targeting further two. Overall, it is evident they have put their transfer ban well and truly behind them.
But as there are incomings, exits are also an eventuality. If the club fails to sell their extra players, they may end up paying excess assets unnecessarily. That list includes players like Palmieri, Batshuayi as well as former Gunner Olivier Giroud.
While Michy Batshuayi is ready for another loan spell at Crystal Palace, Lampard is finding it tough to let go of Emerson Palmieri. However, he has no immediate intentions of selling Giroud, though plenty of attacks has already arrived in the form of Werner, Havertz and Tammy Abraham.
Chelsea have plenty of attacking options
The Blues have spent extensively this season and are expecting to sign Declan Rice as well as goalkeeper Edouard Mendy. The priorities towards defense are because their cup for the attack are not just full but overflowing.
So much so, that they are forced to loan out players such as Michy Batshuayi while Tammy Abraham will play second fiddle. The new team will have Ziyech, Werner, Pulisic, and Havertz starting – all explosively attacking players.
As a result, 33-year-old Olivier Giroud will be anything but a regular or back-up starter with so many options available. Reports from Sky Italia, as a result, indicate he may play in Turin under newly appointed manager Andrea Pirlo.
What did Giroud say?
Olivier Giroud may not have aged by his side, but he knows where the goal is. When he started in the FA Cup semi-finals against an undefeated Manchester United, eyebrows were raised. But as the match ended, he finished with active involvement in two goals out of the three scored.
In Chelsea’s final 12 appearances, he scored eight goals. As a result, when asked about rumors linking him to Juventus, he clearly denied them. “I am a Chelsea player and I feel good here. I will fight for my place”, he told Telefoot.
Though he agreed that rumors linking him to great clubs (like Juventus) is definitely “flattering”. Squashing all links to Juventus, he laughed at the rumor, saying, “Italians, they get carried away quickly.”
Is there any truth in these rumours?
Though a move to Italy looks quite unlikely at the moment, eminent journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has insisted that the Frenchman will leave for Turin. According to the Italian journalist, Giroud has a clause that allows him to leave Chelsea is a club bid €5 million for him.
Di Marzio’s report, given his reputation, is hard to ignore. According to him, the Frenchman will leave Stamford Bridge for Juventus on a two-year contract. The transfer fee will be €5 million and the forward will earn €9 million a year.
Juventus have seen a transition is squad plans after Pirlo arrived as manager. Gonzalo Higuain and Sami Khedira’s contracts were terminated as the earlier left for Inter Miami. As a result, Juventus have been looking for another striker, with Suarez and Giroud shortlisted.