- Olivier Giroud has been placed on standby by Juventus as an alternative for Luis Suarez
- The France international has reportedly agreed a deal in principle to join the Biaconeri
- The Chelsea striker who signed a new one-year deal last season is now valued at £4.6million
Olivier Giroud has agreed to join Serie A champions Juventus if Luis Suarez stays at Barcelona this summer, according to reports.
The Biaconeri have been in the market for a new striker after releasing Gonzalo Higuain and Suarez has been their number one target.
But it is understood that the Chelsea striker Giroud has been seen as a serious alternative for the Uruguayan who could remain at the Camp Nou following Lionel Messi's decision.
According to Italian journalist Gianluca DiMarzio, the Frenchman has reached an agreement in principle with the Italian champions over the next two years.
The 33-year-old faces stiff competition in Frank Lampard's squad following the arrival of Timo Werner as well as Tammy Abraham.
Mitchy Batshuayi has already left for Crystal Palace while new signing Kai Havertz can serve as a back up striker which puts Giroud as fourth choice in the attack.
Giroud will need first-team action to keep his place with the Didier Deschamps' squad ahead of next summer's Euro 2020 finals.
The World Cup winner was linked with a move to Inter Milan back in January, but signed a new one-year deal in May.
Reports claim Giroud is valued around £4.6 million which would not cause problems for Juventus if they desire his signature.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that N'Golo Kante is going nowhere this summer according to Chelsea manager Frank Lampard.
The French international has been linked with a move to several top European sides including Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Man United.
But the Blues boss has insisted that the 29-year-old is still a huge part of his plans and reveals it is a privilege to manage the Frenchman.
The French World Cup-winning striker was initially meant to run out of contract with the Blues this month, but the club convinced him to stay till next summer.
He said he was close to leaving the London club earlier this year after failing to get enough playing time which could afford him being named in the France squad for Euro 2020 tourney.
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