It is very much certain that Olivier Giroud is going to leave Stamford Bridge this winter transfer window. Giroud is not getting enough game time for the Blues under the management of Frank Lampard. Some other European clubs are interested to bring in Olivier Giroud as a short term option in this winter transfer window. The star French centre forward is also willing to leave Stamford Bridge as the situation is getting worse day by day.
The World Cup winner has been quite effective for the Blues since his arrival. However, he does not fit in the style of play of Frank Lampard and it is quite evident. Also, the young centre forward of the Blues, Tammy Abraham is in great form. So, it is difficult for the manager to bench Tammy Abraham at this moment. So, it will be better for both the player and the club to part ways in this winter transfer window.
Here we will discuss the three potential replacement options for Olivier Giroud at Chelsea–
1. Moussa Dembele (Lyon)
The star centre forward of Lyon is in the radar of the Blues from last few days. The club management of Chelsea have officially placed a bid of £40m for bringing this player in the winter transfer window. However, the bid has been reportedly rejected by the club management of Lyon at this moment.
However, the club management of the Blues are getting ready to place another bid to sign this French centre forward. On the other hand, the club management of Lyon have shown their interest to bring in Olivier Giroud as a short term option in this January transfer window. Now, the Blues might wish to add Olivier Giroud to complete the deal of Moussa Dembele. Things are going to be interesting in the next few days.
2. Timo Werner (RB Leipzig)
The star German centre forward Timo Werner is another option for the Blues as an alternative of Olivier Giroud. However, there are certain issues to make this deal possible in the winter transfer window. The club management of RB Leipzig are not ready to let their star centre forward go to another club in the mid-season.
Leipzig will not get enough time to get a new centre forward as a replacement of Timo Werner at this short period of time. On the other hand, RB Leipzig are currently in the round of 16 of the Champions League this season. They will play against Tottenham Hotspur in the next match. Before such a high voltage game, it will not be possible for them to give a green signal to the move. To sign Timo Werner, the club management of the Blues might have to wait till the upcoming summer transfer window.
3. Edison Cavani (Paris Saint Germain)
The 32-year-old Uruguayan centre forward is reportedly unhappy at Paris Saint Germain because of reduced game-time after the arrival of Mauro Icardi. Edison Cavani can be a good short term replacement of Olivier Giroud at Chelsea. Cavani has the experience of playing in the big stage and it might be influential for this young squad of the Blues.