Chelsea are reported to be soon to sign an excellent player from a Premier League rival in the coming few hours where the deadline day for the winter transfer windows is within around 48 hours from today, 29th of January 2018.
Antonio Conte, Chelsea’s manager, is keen to sign a new striker in order to replace the shaky Alvaro Morata who failed to score since more than 10 games except for a couple of goals, and the bad form of the attack where Chelsea went through a goal drought recently this month where they couldn’t score in several matches, even against the Championship side, Norwich City, in the FA Cup third round.
Chelsea were linked with several strikers such as Alexis Sanchez, Edin Dzeko, Andy Carroll, Peter Crouch, and others but non of the deals seem possible to happen this month, but the latest news from several sources suggest that Chelsea could be winning the race to sign Arsenal’s top goalscorer in the past three seasons after Alexis Sanchez, Oliver Giroud, where the French striker is seeking more playing time in order to secure a spot in France’s squad in the world cup this summer.
Oliver Giroud lost his starting place after the arrival of Alexander Lacazette, and Arsenal are on the edge of signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund which means that Oliver Giroud will have even more competition to play in the Premier League.
Oliver Giroud’s wife refused to leave London where Giroud was linked to Borussia Dortmund in a swap deal with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and she wants to stay in London which makes Chelsea a potential destination for the French international.
Knowing that Oliver Giroud is one of the best substitute strikers in the world where he saved Arsenal several times through goals by the head in the killing time, and that is the type of strikers Antonio Conte is looking for now, and Giroud could be moving to Chelsea permanently or for a loan until the end of the season.