Chelsea have reportedly set a £5million asking price for ‘frustrated’ striker Olivier Giroud ahead of the January transfer window.
Former Arsenal star Giroud made a controversial move to Chelsea last year after spending six seasons at the Emirates and helping the Gunners win three FA Cups.
While Giroud has picked up another FA Cup medal and won the Europa League at Chelsea, the 33-year-old has endured a frustrating spell at Stamford Bridge.
The France international has been forced to play back-up to in-form Tammy Abraham this season, with Blues boss Frank Lampard starting Giroud just once in the Premier League.
As a result, the forward has been repeatedly linked with a move away from west London, with the likes of Inter Milan and Crystal Palace reportedly interested in striking a deal with Chelsea.
The Daily Express say Giroud is ‘frustrated’ by the situation at Stamford Bridge and open to leaving Chelsea, who will demand a £5m fee to sanction his departure.
Giroud’s Chelsea rival Abraham netted his tenth goal of the season on Saturday as Lampard’s side beat Crystal Palace 2-0 at home.
It was Chelsea’s sixth successive Premier League victory and Lampard said: ‘We certainly deserved to win the game, but it was frustrating in a way because we had chances but not enough clear-cut ones.’
Chelsea, who are currently third in the Premier League, face defending champions Manchester City after the international break.