Ernesto Valverde wants a goalscorer with experience to add to Barcelona’s squad in the winter window, with Cristhian Stuani his main target.
However the coach is also looking at Chelsea’s French forward Olivier Giroud. The striker’s contract is up at the end of the season and it seems the London club don’t need him,
The physical presence of Giroud and his experience are valued. The striker was a World Cup winner in Russia, featuring in almost all of the games.
Barca are aiming to pry Stuani away, but Girona won’t sell him for less than his 15m euro release clause.
If they look elsewhere, it may well be to Giroud.