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Juventus also enter the fray for Olivier Giroud — report

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All of Italy wants the big man now

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Olivier Giroud has been once again linked with both Milan clubs, so it’s only fitting that Juventus get involved as well. According to Tuttosport (via Sempre Inter), the Bianconeri have entered the race for the 34-year-old as a deputy to Álvaro Morata (is it 2018 already?).

Juve only have Morata as a recognized traditional centre-forward — (ed.note: 8 goals in 11 games, back in a friendly situation) — with Cristiano Ronaldo or Paulo Dybala usually playing alongside him. But the former Chelsea striker’s red card in their last Serie A game, against Benevento, has put them in a quandary, highlighting the need for reinforcements in the position come January.

The report claims that Juventus are close to reaching an agreement with Sami Khedira over the termination of his contract, saving them close to €6m, which would allow them to accommodate another player in the squad.

Along with Giroud, Juventus are also monitoring ostracized Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik — who incidentally, is also on AC Milan’s and Inter Milan’s wishlists — but Giroud’s possibly cheaper asking price may mean that he is the first-choice target for all three of the Italian giants. (Although Milik might be a good shout to replace Giroud for us, right?)