Spurs eye stunning late bid for Chelsea striker Giroud as Kane stand-in

first_imgTOTTENHAM are in talks with Olivier Giroud over a shock late transfer bid, according to reports.The North London club are keen to bring in a striker before Friday’s deadline with Harry Kane recovering from hamstring surgery.2 Olivier Giroud is a late January transfer target for Tottenham with Harry Kane injuredCredit: AFP – GettyAnd Italian Sky Sport reporter Gianluca Di Marzio believes Spurs are lining up a move for Giroud.They are thought to have offered the Frenchman – whose deal at Chelsea expires in the summer – an 18-month contract at White Hart Lane.Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has hinted he wants to bring in another striker with Kane out and Dele Alli, Son Heung-min, Lucas Moura and Erik Lamela all attacking players but not No9s.As revealed by SunSport, Daniel Levy is willing to spend just £10million on a new striker – infuriating other clubs by not getting anywhere near their asking fees.Levy only wanted to pay Milan £10m for Krzysztof Piatek even though they rate him at three times that figure.And he was only willing to shell out the same amount for Real Sociedad’s Willian Jose, even though he is available for £21m.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on TottenhamSpurs are also looking at Benfica’s £15m-rated Haris Seferovic while winger Steven Bergwijn will join in a £27m deal from PSV.Giroud, 33, has played just seven time for Chelsea this season with Frank Lampard preferring Michy Batshuayi as Tammy Abraham’s understudy.His only goal came in the shootout defeat to Liverpool in the Super Cup on August 14.With his lack of game time, Giroud was expected to leave Stamford Bridge this month as he tries to secure his place in the France squad for Euro 2020.Inter Milan were keen but their interest cooled, while Aston Villa, Newcastle, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Crystal Palace and Lyon have all been linked this month. Latest transfer newsLive Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesGossipGOING DUTCHChelsea ‘to grab Mbuyamba on free deal’ with defender set to leave BarcelonaDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Latest updates and transfer gossip from Stamford BridgeGossipFIT IN HIS BELEArsenal turn attention to Lyon striker Dembele as Lacazette replacementGossipGUNNER MAKE A MOVEArsenal weighing up transfer move for Barcelona star RafinhaHowever, any deal for Giroud to Tottenham – arch-rivals of his former club Arsenal – could be undone by Chelsea’s refusal to sell.Firstly, they are unlikely to be happy to strengthen a direct rival in the race for the top four and Champions League qualification.And the extent of Abraham’s injury sustained against Arsenal last week is still unclear – allowing Giroud to go would leave Batshuayi as the only recognised striker at Lampard’s disposal.2 The Frenchman’s only Chelsea goal so far this season came in the Super Cup against LiverpoolCredit: PA:Press AssociationSpurs have just £10MILLION to spend on Harry Kane stand-in with Mourinho set to miss out on Piatek and Willian Joselast_img