Olivier Giroud made his first league start since August in Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat to West Ham United at the weekend.

Frank Lampard included the former Arsenal man in the starting XI because first choice striker Tammy Abraham was sidelined with injury.

The France international has been restricted to three starts in all competitions for the Blues this season and is third-choice striker at Stamford Bridge, behind Abraham and Michy Batshuayi.

Due to the current situation, Calciomercato claims the 33-year-old has asked his agent to find a new club in January. It’s vital for Giroud to get regular playing time if he hopes to make it to the France squad for next summer’s European championship.

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Over the past few months, reports coming out of Italy have discussed Inter Milan being one of the options for the frontman. The website adds Giroud has been proposed to Antonio Conte’s side and their local rivals AC Milan.

However, the two Serie A sides don’t have the Chelsea attacker on top of their winter market list as they have other priorities.

This means Giroud’s representative will need to find another destination for the striker in January.