Transfer Rumour : Antonio Conte Eyes Arsenal Striker



2017 Puskas Award Winner and Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud have reportedly been asked by Chelsea FC manager Antonio Conte to move to Stamford Bridge.

The France striker, who was as of late been awarded the Puskas award for 2017, was purportedly close to leaving the North London club in the summer transfer window and was also a target for Everton.

However, Arsene Wenger did not want to let the 31-year-old go so he could serve as a back-up and provide competition in the final third for the Gunners.

Top Spanish media outlet ‘Don Balon’ assert that at FIFA’s recent ‘The Best’ award at the London palladium reveals Chelsea manager Conte approached Giroud to ask about his present situation at Arsenal.


It is well documented that Antonio Conte is hoping to strengthen his attacking positions, with just two registered strikers at the club in Alvaro Morata and Michy Batshuayi.

With Morata’s niggling injury issue, Conte supposedly doesn’t trust Batshuayi as the first-choice striker thus he is searching for an extra alternative, and figures out Giroud would suit the part well.

In spite of the fact that for the time being Giroud’s situation at the Emirates is not yet decided, alongside Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, no one can rule out the possibility of Giroud joining the London rivals.


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