Lyon are having a nightmare season, having entered the campaign with such high hopes. They’re currently 12th in Ligue 1 which is a terrible position when some of the clubs above them are considered.

Therefore the winter transfer window is going to be key for them, with the team needing all the help it can get. That’s where Olivier Giroud comes in.

The Chelsea player has repeatedly been linked with a January exit, and it’s a topic covered almost daily in France. With Euro 2020 on the horizon, the striker knows he needs to get minutes to enable Didier Deschamps to pick him.

Whilst Deschamps is a fan of the player, he’s made it clear Giroud needs to make a decision if things don’t change very quickly for him at Chelsea.

Wednesday’s edition of Le Parisien reports Lyon manager Rudi Garcia and president Jean-Michel Aulas are both keen on the player. Giroud himself isn’t shunning the idea, but there’s no details of a potential offer to Chelsea.

Interest from Inter Milan is mentioned, however there’s contradicting claims on that in Italy and any interest there is doesn’t seem as strong as it once was.