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Bordeaux re-emerge in Olivier Giroud race — report

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New-old suitors showing interest

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Girondins de Bordeaux were one of at least four French teams supposedly interested in Olivier Giroud this past summer, alongside OGC Nice, Olympique Marseille, and Olympique Lyonnais, but with Chelsea exercising the club option for an extra year on the veteran striker’s contract, they all had to look elsewhere for reinforcements.

Just six months later, Giroud’s back on the market, and probably much closer to actually leaving. Stuck behind both Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi and with a spot on the France squad for Euro 2020 on the line, the 33-year-old is all but assured of leaving this January.

For some reason, there hasn’t been much talk of interest from France — Inter, AC Milan, and Atlético Madrid mentioned most often, with some Zaha-adjacent speculation thrown in regarding Crystal Palace — but that’s now changed with Goal reporting that Bordeaux are back in with some interest, provided they can work out a way to afford the veteran striker. With just six months left on his contract, surely we won’t make that too complicated on our end, whether that be with Bordeaux or Inter or whoever else.