Premier League club keen on signing Olivier Giroud in January

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Striker Olivier Giroud is currently unsettled at Chelsea and has recently admitted he might have to leave the club.

Giroud has found game time hard to come by this season under Frank Lampard and the 33 year old fears his lack of football will see him miss out on a place in France’s squad for the European Championships next summer.

According to The Sun, Crystal Palace are weighing up a January move for unsettled Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud.

Palace have had to make do with Christian Benteke and Jordan Ayew leading the line this season, and are desperate to add a more prolific front-man to their ranks.

Palace boss Roy Hodgson believes Giroud could be the man to solve his striking dilemma.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is reluctant to let Giroud leave the club but is also sympathetic to Giroud’s situation.

Lampard recently said: “I had a good chat with Oli before he went away and I always respect all the players, but particularly the players of that age of low thirties.

“I love his professionalism. He was bang on when he spoke to me and with his quotes when he was away with France.

“He shouldn’t be happy and accept not playing. That’s what good players do. I think, as I said to Oli, he will get his games and be a big influence for us.

“At the moment, because of how Tammy is playing, there hasn’t been the minutes, so I would happily sit down with Oli in January. But that is a long way away. I want him here.”

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