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Lyon hold transfer talks with Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud

first_img France’s all-time top scorers Thierry Henry – 51 goalsMichel Platini – 41 goalsOlivier Giroud – 35 goals Comment (Picture: Getty)Chelsea are appealing a transfer ban, but face the prospect of being unable to sign any players until the summer of 2020.Sarri could also be relieved of his duties if there is not a turnaround in results and Chelsea fail to qualify for the Champions League.A new coach and a transfer ban may give Giroud new hope he could become the No.1 striker at the club.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Coral BarryThursday 28 Mar 2019 11:27 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link317Shares Aulas has met with Giroud (Picture: Getty)Giroud spoke out about his frustrations at the club and Aulas has now made the first move to sign the Frenchman.ADVERTISEMENTLe Parisien claim Aulas and Giroud met up to discuss a potential switch to Lyon, with the club chief laying out his vision for the Ligue 1 side moving forward.AdvertisementAdvertisementGiroud played his entire career in France before joining Arsenal in 2012. Giroud scored in action for France this month (Picture: Getty)Lyon want to sign Olivier Giroud and club president Jean-Michel Aulas has reportedly already sat down with the Chelsea star.Giroud linked up with his international team-mates last week, scoring against Iceland to move third in France’s all-time goalscoring charts.The striker has scored freely in the Europa League for Chelsea, but has found himself sidelined by Maurizio Sarri in the Premier League.center_img Lyon hold transfer talks with Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud Advertisement Advertisement The 32-year-old moved to Chelsea last year, but it is unclear if the club want to extend Giroud’s current deal, which expires this summer.Chelsea can trigger another 12 months on Giroud’s contract, which would then require Lyon to submit a bid.It is suggested Giroud would cost somewhere in the region of £13million, but the forward is keen to wait and see what happens at Stamford Bridge.last_img read more

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Jack McGrath: Short turnaround for Romania is just the way the chips fell

first_img Leinster loosehead McGrath is confident he could play two World Cup Tests in four days, especially with the week’s break that would then follow. “Absolutely,” said McGrath when quizzed on whether he could turn out twice in quick succession. “If they can back up the two games then they have a nine-day turnaround after that, so if you can play two games in four or five days and have a bit of a rest after that it’s not the end of the world. “If it was just another four days after that it would be a bit unfair but it’s just the way it happened and that’s it.” Jack McGrath does not believe Romania will be heavily disadvantaged by facing Ireland just four days after taking on France at the World Cup. Japan will face Scotland on Wednesday, just four days after shocking the world to beat South Africa – though the Scots then have a four-day gap themselves before taking on the USA. “That’s just the way the rankings and the seedings have gone and there’s not a whole lot we can do about that,” said Ireland prop McGrath on Romania’s schedule. “All we can do is give them the respect they deserve, turn up and then give them a good game. “It’s just the way the chips fell and there’s not a lot we can do about it. “Japan just beat South Africa, so I wouldn’t say that’s getting stung. “We’ll see tomorrow how they get on (against Scotland). “You only get stung if you lose the game. “So it’s a long way to go in the World Cup.” Romania open their Pool D challenge against France at London’s Olympic Stadium on Wednesday night, before facing Ireland at Wembley on Sunday. Governing body World Rugby has been criticised for allowing differing recovery times for teams across the World Cup again, despite working to level out any disparity. Press Associationlast_img read more

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