Olivier Giroud has been offered an escape route from Chelsea, but is hesitant to accept the destination, according to a journalist.
The French striker has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge since Frank Lampard’s appointment as manager, with Tammy Abraham seizing his chance to be the starting centre-forward.
Giroud has made just one Premier League start under Lampard and is yet to score this season, with his contract now into its final year.
Several clubs are still expected to be interested in the 33-year-old when he eventually leaves Chelsea, with Inter Milan suggested as one possible destination by the Italian media.
However, a new opportunity has emerged for the former Arsenal man, with Sportsnet 650‘s Dan Riccio claiming that MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps have made contact with the World Cup winner.
While Riccio did not rule out the possibility of Giroud playing in the MLS, it is said that he would rather play for a team based in the United States, as opposed to Canada, if he was to make such a switch.
Source: Vancouver Whitecaps have contacted Chelsea striker and World Cup champion Olivier Giroud about a potential transfer. However, he only wants a Los Angeles, Miami, Washington, New York or Chicago move. #VWFC #MLS #CFC
— Dan Riccio (@DanRiccio650) October 8, 2019
It is not clear if the interest in those destinations is returned by any of the relevant clubs.
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