New Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is reportedly ready to sell Olivier Giroud as one of his first acts as new Blues boss.
In what would be a somewhat controversial move, the Daily Mirror claim Sarri is ready to axe Giroud as he looks to make changes to the team’s strike force.
The France international, who could play a part in his country’s World Cup final against Croatia today, only joined Chelsea from Arsenal back in January, but may already be heading for the Stamford Bridge exit door.
It remains to be seen how well this would go down with Chelsea supporters, with Giroud faring well since his winter move across London.
The 31-year-old long impressed as a super-sub at Arsenal and has fulfilled a similar role for the Blues so far, netting five times in 18 appearances last season.
The Mirror claims Sarri is keen to sign Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain and could also offload Alvaro Morata as part of that deal.
While selling Giroud seems a tad harsh, few could argue Chelsea need to make changes up front, and that the signing of Higuain for Giroud and Morata would represent a big upgrade in an important position.