Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho is still keen to rob Chelsea for Olivier Giroud, who has recently extended his contract at Stamford Bridge
Mourinho tried to snap up Giroud during the January transfer window, but a lack of reliable attacking options has forced Frank Lampard’s side to turn down the bid.
The towering French striker was on the brink of departing west London before Lampard convinced him to sign a new contract worth £110,000 a week only last month.
However, the Premier League heavyweights have already dished out £90m to bring in Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and Timo Werner from RB Leipzig.
Additionally, the Blues consider launching a £75m bid for Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz, who is also a target for Liverpool and Manchester United, among others.
Chelsea’s spending spree may require them to ship out some of their players to stay within FFP regulations, and Giroud may be one of them.
[@DExpress_Sport] | Olivier Giroud is still a Tottenham Hotspur target and have not given up hope of capturing the striker.— Ricky Sacks 🎙 (@RickSpur) June 9, 2020
Spurs head coach Josè Mourinho remains a fan of the player he tried to sign in January but Chelsea would be reluctant to sell to their rivals.#THFC #COYS pic.twitter.com/cbWNl3ciYv
The 33-year-old striker is one of Jose Mourinho’s targets for the summer transfer window, as the Spurs boss hopes to land a proven striker to provide cover for Harry Kane, as per the Daily Express.
The Portuguese manager failed to bring in a striker last January, which subsequently proved fatal to Tottenham’s hopes of securing the Champions League football.
Indeed, in Kane’s absence, the Londoners have tumbled down the standings and are currently trailing fourth-placed Chelsea by seven points.
Therefore, Mourinho is desperate not to replicate the same mistake this summer and will try to persuade the cross-town rivals to sell their £7m-rated man.
In addition to Tottenham, Inter Milan and Lazio are also interested in acquiring Giroud’s services.