ATLETICO MADRID are reportedly interested in signing Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud.
The Spanish side are set for talks about a season-long loan with an obligation to buy.
The World Cup winning forward has attracted an admirer over the summer as Atletico Madrid are looking to secure a deal.
Diego Simeone’s side were looking to sign Nikola Kalinic from AC Milan but it seems the deal has fallen through as the Italian club are taking too long.
Which means Atletico have started to look elsewhere and set their eyes on Giroud.
However Giroud has only been at Chelsea since January and it’s not yet known if Maurizio Sarri will be willing to let him go.
Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzio claims that Chelsea would consider doing a deal if the loan move came with an obligation to buy, rather than an option.
The 31-year-old completed his move to Stamford Bridge this year on an 18-month deal for an undisclosed fee, believed to be around £18m.
Giroud scored five times in 18 appearances for the Blues last season.
The forward is a World Cup winner this summer after France won the 2018 tournament.
Despite not scoring or having a shot on target in Russia, Giroud has said that winning it for France is the best thing to happen to him.
Chelsea are currently on their pre-season tour in Australia to play Perth Glory, before matches in Nice, Dublin and at Stamford Bridge in the International Champions Cup.
Giroud however has not travelled with the team along with Eden Hazard, N’Golo Kante, Gary Cahill, Michy Batshuayi, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Courtois who will not be back until August 5-6.