Paul Merson reveals the Chelsea player every club would like to have

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Olivier Giroud isn’t the first name on the Chelsea sheet, and the World Cup winner was keen to leave the club in the January transfer window, with Inter Milan one of the clubs rumoured to be interested in him.

Meanwhile, Giroud has proven himself with a stunning performance against Sevilla, as he scored four goals in that game.

Arsenal legend Paul Merson has now revealed that many Premier League clubs will be keen on signing Giroud if he decides to leave Chelsea.

He told The Daily Star: “Every team in the Premier League would take Olivier Giroud like a shot.

“But he should stay at Chelsea because even if he’s not playing every week, he will still start for France at the Euros.

“He is a model pro and whenever he comes on, he affects the game. He is always ready. Look what he did against Sevilla when they started with him.

“Four goals, against a decent team. And he was outstanding. Unplayable – which is unusual when you’re not blessed with pace.

“If he had played in that second half against Tottenham, Chelsea might have won because Reece James was putting some great balls into the box.

“Giroud might be considering his future but he’s going to get games for Chelsea this season. He’s not in a queue. It’s between him and Tammy Abraham really because Timo Werner is playing wide left most of the time now.

“And France know how important he is. He makes France better. And his goalscoring record for them is phenomenal. He should stay at Stamford Bridge.”

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