Marseille lining up move for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud

Marseille are reportedly planning a January move for Olivier Giroud from the Premier League giants Chelsea, French outlet Le Foot reports as cited by The Sun.

The France international has fallen down the pecking order under manager Maurizio Sarri so far this term, made just four league starts as Alvaro Morata has been preferred.

The World Cup winner’s form has also been regularly criticised, having only scored his first goal of the season during a Europa League clash with BATE Borisov last weekend.

The report adds that the Ligue 1 outfit are confident of securing a deal for the Frenchman, having failed with an attempt to lure him to the Stade Velodrome back in the summer.

The 32-year-old’s contract at the west London outfit expires at the end of the season and any deal could include an initial loan in the winter transfer window until he becomes a free agent in June.

Giroud only joined the Blues in January and has since scored six times in 30 appearances for the club across all competitions.

Any move to French outfit would see Giroud return to his homeland for the first time since 2012 when he joined Arsenal from Montpellier.

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