Two days ago, we carried a report from TuttoMercatoWeb, who stated Atlético Madrid ‘think’ about Olivier Giroud.

Friday’s edition of Spanish newspaper AS has joined TMW is reporting the Chelsea striker’s name is included in the list of winter options for the La Liga side

Valencia’s Rodrigo, AC Milan’s Krzysztof Piątek and Torino’s Andrea Belotti, have also emerged as transfer targets for Los Rojiblancos.

Diego Simeone has seen his side score only 16 goals in 15 league matches. Their poor goalscoring form coupled with Diego Costa’s injury has made the Atlético manager prioritise bringing in a new striker in January.

There’s been talk about Inter Milan’s interest in the Blues frontman, but FcInterNews explained on Thursday the Nerazzurri have cooled their interest in the player. 

This could come as an advantage for Los Rojiblancos, should they turn their Giroud interest into something more concrete.

A move to Atlético would see Giroud play alongside, or compete with, his former Chelsea teammate Álvaro Morata, who is the only fit and recognised striker at the Spanish club.