Chelsea could do double striker deal - 'This is out the blue'

Posted Thursday, July 26, 2018 by

Chelsea could do double striker deal - 'This is out the blue'
Chelsea transfer news: Olivier Giroud could join up with Diego Costa at Atletico Madrid (Image: GETTY)

CHELSEA could do a double striker deal before the transfer window slams shut.

The Blues are in talks with Juventus to sign Gonzalo Higuain, who is Maurizio Sarri's top summer target.

But it could mean one of their current stars walks out the exit door with World Cup winner Olivier Giroud a target for Atletico Madrid, according to Sky Sports man Michael Bridge.

Bridge told the Transfer Talk podcast: "This one is out of the blue. Giroud was established as Chelsea's main striker towards the end of the season.

"It really depends as well on Chelsea's pursuit of Gonzalo Higuain. They have made initial contact with Juventus over signing him.

Chelsea could do double striker deal - 'This is out the blue'
Chelsea transfer news: Gonzalo Higuain is wanted by Maurizio Sarri (Image: GETTY)

"If Giroud goes the other way, they would hope to do a permanent deal for both the players. I don't think they'd want any loans.

"Atletico's primary target is Nikola Kalinic but he's still waiting for a decision from AC Milan over whehter they will allow him to leave as he's been away at the World Cup.

"Higuain knows Sarri really well so that would make sense and they don't seem completely sold on Morata."

If Giroud does move to Atletico he would link up with another former Chelsea striker in Diego Costa.

Bridge thinks the pair would hit it off with one another - despite playing in a similar style.

He added: "I think Giroud and Costa would be good. I've always liked Giroud, I was really surprised Arsenal let him go to a Premier league rival.

"I suppose it's a bit of generosity from Arsenal to say he deserved to be playing but he joined Chelsea originally and he was back on the bench.

"I'd always have a space for Giroud in my squad. If Chelsea don't get their No.1 striker target, you can't imagine them letting him go."



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