Olivier Giroud Transfer News: Marseille turn to Chelsea striker as alternative to Mario Balotelli

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  • Ligue 1 side Marseille have been exploring the opportunity to sign Olivier Giroud this summer
  • Giroud has emerged as a strong alternative to OM’s preferred striker Mario Balotelli

Leading French publication L’Equipe has today reported that Marseille have not yet given up on signing Italian striker Mario Balotelli this summer, but have also started monitoring Olivier Giroud as an alternative to the Nice attacker.

Marseille’s director of football Andoni Zubizarreta is even believed to have spoken to the ​Chelsea striker’s representatives, if some Olivier Giroud Transfer News reports in France are to be believed.

Balotelli has been the Ligue 1 side’s preferred choice of striker for quite some time now but talks between Marseille and Nice now seem to have stalled to an extent where OM are now exploring other alternatives, which has led them to World Cup winner Giroud.

RMC Sport journalist claims Marseille have spoken to Giroud’s representatives

The source of this Chelsea Transfer News can be attributed to RMC Sport journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi who has claimed that Marseille have taken the negotiations to the stage where they have spoken to Giroud’s entourage over the last few days and will continue to do so in a bid to persuade the 31-year-old to make the move and return to his native country.

“In addition to the Balotelli case, Marseille have secretly re-opened their pursuit of Olivier Giroud in the last few days,” Bouhafsi wrote regarding this Olivier Giroud Transfer News on his official Twitter account on Saturday. “Marseille have started discussions with the player’s entourage.”

Giroud facing an uncertain future at Chelsea

Following the arrival of Maurizio Sarri as Chelsea’s new manager, Giroud now faces an uncertain future at the club which he only joined as recently as in January this year. To elaborate on this Chelsea Transfer News, the former Arsenal forward might see this as an opportunity to ensure that he gets adequate minutes on the pitch next season, something Marseille can certainly guarantee.

However, Bouhafsi then went ahead and added in this Olivier Giroud Transfer News that Marseille’s pursuit of Giroud did not necessarily mean that they had given up on signing Balotelli. It only implies that the club is monitoring two attackers at the same time and will zero in on one in the coming days.

“To be clear, Marseille are having these discussions in addition to the Balotelli case and are monitoring several targets at the same time,” Bouhafsi’s next tweet read.

The 2017/18 season has been a roller-coaster ride for Giroud, who joined Chelsea from Arsenal in January and quickly established himself as Antonio Conte‘s first choice striker ahead of former Real Madrid man Alvaro Morata.

Post that, recently he also won the World Cup with France as he played as the country’s first-choice striker. Yet, the experienced striker could well find himself moving on to his third club of the year by the time the summer transfer window ends next month.

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