Olivier Giroud, Chelsea star, wanted by MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps

Olivier Giroud, Chelsea star, wanted by MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps

- Olivier Giroud's deal with Chelsea expires at the end of the season

- MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps are interested in signing the Frenchman

- The former Arsenal striker prefers to join either of LA Galaxy or New York City FC

Major League Soccer side Vancouver Whitecaps are reportedly interested in signing Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud.

The 2018 World Cup winning star has featured for the Blues just four times in all competitions so far this campaign.

With the England youngster Tammy Abraham leading the attack for Frank Lampard tutored side as the 2019-20 season progresses.

SunSport however reports that the former Arsenal forward rather prefers a move to either LA Galaxy or New York City FC, having scored nine goals in all competitions for the Stamford Bridge outfit.

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Giroud's current deal with Chelsea expires at the end of the ongoing season following the one year extension he signed with the club before their Europa League final.

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And it is unsure if the west London club are willing to hand him a new deal as Michy Batshuayi seems more preferred by the manager as Tammy's back up.

Giroud recently told RMC Sport that he was open to an American switch, saying: "The MLS for my family? My children who speak English? It’s interesting.

"In a year? In two? I do not know when. But of course I will be open to a final challenge."

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The Whitecaps finished bottom of the Western Conference this season, 38 points off winners LAFC.

New York City won the Eastern Conference, while the likes of Wayne Rooney’s DC United and Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s LA Galaxy both qualified for the final series play-offs.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is considering making a move to the Major Soccer League when he leaves the Premier League giants.

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The France international joined Chelsea from Arsenal and was part of the squad that won the Europa League title last season under Maurizio Sarri.

He has not enjoyed good playing time this season under Frank Lampard and the Frenchman thinks he could move to MLS.

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