Bent believes rival club could sign Chelsea striker in January

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Olivier Giroud is currently Frank Lampard’s third-choice striker and has just played 211 minutes so far this term, with his longest appearance – 74 minutes – coming against Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup in mid-August.

The 33-year-old has voiced his frustration about his lack of playing time and has even admitted that he could leave the club in the January transfer window.

A number of clubs in the Premier league are reportedly interested in a move for Giroud including French side Lyon and Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan.

Former Tottenham striker Darren Bent believes that Everton and Blues London rivals Tottenham could be possible destinations for Giroud in January.

“The most ideal situation would be Everton,” Bent said. “Giroud is an out and out centre-forward and I don’t think they’ve got one.

“Also when you’ve got players like Richarlison, Bernard, Sigurdsson and these guys –  Iwobi – they can play off him because he’s a big target man. I think they should go for him because they need that.

“But, kind of an off-the-track one would be maybe Spurs, because they’ve only got one recognised centre-forward, which is Harry Kane. Now if he was to get injured – we’ve seen them put Lucas Moura up there who is not a centre-forward.

“There is that whole Arsenal aspect. But as a back up to Harry Kane, I think that would be perfect for him.”

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