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Spanish giants set to make January move for £110,000 a-week forward

Atletico Madrid are reportedly interested in signing Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud in January.

The Frenchman has netted 19 goals while providing 13 assists in 70 matches for the Blues across all competitions. Olivier Giroud has been far from a regular under Frank Lampard this campaign, making only seven matches so far with a goal to his name.

Atletico Madrid are interested in signing the French international in the winter according to Spanish newspaper Diario AS. The report also claims that Los Rojiblancos have shifted their focus to Olivier Giroud as Paris Saint-Germain were not eager to let go of Edinson Cavani in the winter.

Olivier Giroud is currently valued at €12 million according to Transfermarkt. The 33-year-old is presently Chelsea’s third-choice striker behind Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi, and it seems less likely that he will receive many first-team opportunities under Lampard.

Atletico Madrid’s attack hasn’t been very productive this campaign with Alvaro Morata being the club’s only player with more than five goals so far. Only six teams in La Liga have netted fewer goals than Los Rojiblancos.

Having an experienced striker like Olivier Giroud could be very useful for Diego Simeone’s side, and the Frenchman should receive more first-team opportunities than at the Blues.