Crystal Palace latest team to be linked with Chelsea striker

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud looks pretty certain to leave the club this January, regardless of the transfer ban verdict.

The Blues have had lawyers in Switzerland today appealing their FIFA imposed ban on signing players above the age of 16, and a verdict will arrive next month.

But whether the ban is overturned or not, it seems like that Giroud will ask to leave in search of first team football so he can be fully ready for the European Championships for France this summer.

There have been a few linked sides after his signature including Antonio Conte’s Inter, but the latest team to come up is English side Crystal Palace.

FCInterNews claim that Palace have made concrete moves to sign the striker in January.

They also state that Borussia Dortmund are another side who are interested in taking the 33-year old in the winter window.

Giroud’s Chelsea deal runs out in the summer, so Chelsea will look to get a small fee in January.