Olympique Marseille eye Chelsea star Giroud as Balotelli move stalls

Olympique Marseille eye Chelsea star Giroud as Balotelli move stalls

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Olivier Giroud has become Olympique Marseille’s first choice after the Ligue 1 side are growing impatient over the potential signing of OGC Nice striker Mario Balotelli.

The 31-year-old joined Chelsea just six months ago and scored two crucial goals in the Blues’ FA Cup campaign.

However Maurizio Sarri would let him leave the club as Gonzalo Higuaìn remains a transfer market target on the Italian manager’s wishlist.

The future of Alvaro Morata remains still unclear, Michy Batshuayi will battle for a place while Olivier Giroud could be on the move after less than a season at Stamford Bridge. Also Napoli have reportedly showed interest in the 2018 World Cup champion.

The former Arsenal forward has already opened talks with Olympique Marseille, according to the Daily Mirror.