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West Ham interested in signing Giroud from Chelsea with Yarmolenko set to be allowed to leave

West Ham are reportedly interested in signing Olivier Giroud from Chelsea next month and will listen to offers for Andriy Yarmolenko in a bid to raise funds.

David Moyes is keen to add a new striker to his squad during the January transfer window following Michail Antonio’s fitness issues so far this season, with the club lacking attacking options beyond the 30-year-old and Sebastien Haller.

Haller has struggled for form since his club-record arrival from Eintracht Frankfurt in 2019 and has scored just twice in his past 11 appearances, and West Ham are now prepared to renew their interest in Chelsea’s Giroud next month.

Giroud is desperate to secure regular first-team football ahead of next summer’s European Championships and despite returning to favour in recent weeks faces competition for a starting position from the likes of Tammy Abraham and Timo Werner.

Chelsea are keen for the forward to remain at Stamford Bridge and the star has spoken of his desire to win trophies with the club, though the prospect of regular football is likely to appeal ahead of a major tournament with France.

According to the Mirror, West Ham will look to raise funds listening to offers for several stars, with Ukrainian international Yarmolenko heading the list of players nearing an exit.

Yarmolenko signed for the east London outfit from Borussia Dortmund two-and-a-half years ago but has struggled with injuries since arriving into the Premier League, the winger yet to start a league fixture during the current campaign.

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