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Olivier Giroud one of many names on Juventus wishlist — report

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Olivier Giroud was incessantly pursued by Juventus in January, and they look set to do the same in the summer as well, with the World Cup-winner one of several options under consideration, as reported by Tuttosport (via Inside Futbol).

The Bianconeri’s 2020-21 season has been their worst in recent memory, with Andrea Pirlo’s side currently sitting just third and already eliminated from the Champions League as well before the quarterfinals. As such, they are looking to revamp the squad, and the futures of Paulo Dybala, Álvaro Morata, and even Cristiano Ronaldo are all uncertain.

The first-choice target is said to be their own academy product, Moise Kean, currently playing his trade for PSG, on loan from Everton. He has been quite the revelation this season, scoring 15 goals in 29 appearances for the Ligue 1 side, and Juve feel that a return move for the 21-year-old is very much feasible. However, should that potential transfer not happen, The Old Lady have lined up up a host of alternative options, including Memphis Depay, Kaio Jorge, Arkediusz Milik, Gianluca Scamacca, and lastly, Olivier Giroud.

Chelsea have managed to keep the 34-year-old from other teams’ clutches in the past, but with Giroud’s contract up this summer, his future is a bit of a mystery. Juve, or any other team could have a great chance to sign him.

Giroud has made six appearances since Thomas Tuchel took charge, and is said to be considering whether to continue with Chelsea. With Chelsea looking to sign a new centre forward as well, this could well be the end of the line for Giroud with us.