Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris has urged his France teammate to leave Chelsea due to a lack of game time at the club.
France coach Didier Deschamps has encouraged Giroud to leave Chelsea in January in order to secure greater playing time and Lloris hinted the France players want Giroud in a different context after the January transfer window.
Lloris said: “One thing is certain, it is that Olivier (Giroud) is a great competitor.
“The jersey of the France team is close to his heart. He is one of our leaders within the team.
“Everyone wants to see him again in March, but in a different context of course.”