Giroud favourite for Barcelona switch after declaring unhappiness

BARCELONA are top picks to sign Chelsea’s unhappy forward Olivier Giroud.

The France World Cup winner is fed up of his lack of game time at Stamford Bridge after just making six Premier League begins this term.

Barca are leading the bookies market at 13/2 to be Giroud’s next club.

Giroud has played second fiddle to Alvaro Morata and has watched on from the sidelines as Maurizio Sarri has additionally selected to play Eden Hazard in as a false-nine striker.

The 32-year-old could slip further down the pecking order at the Blues, with Sarri pushing to sign Gonzalo Higuain to determine his assaulting issues.

West Ham and Marseille are second favourites at 8/1 in the bookies market as Giroud may have the decision to remain in the Premier League.

AC Milan are third favourites and could sign Giroud as a replacement if Higuain leaves the San Siro.

Betfair’s Katie Baylis said: “Giroud’s comments show he’s clearly not happy sitting on the sidelines at Stamford Bridge gathering a compensation check and on the off chance that his discontent proceeds with, it’s not hard to see him moving on.

« Barcelona are the favourites for a move at 13/2, with a return home to France seeing Marseille at 8/1 close by a short voyage up the way to West Ham at 8/1.

« We have a move back to Arsenal at 20/1 and that appears an improbable choice. »


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