Juventus head coach Andrea Pirlo has backed his side to move for in-form Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud.
Pirlo saw his side defeat Udinese 4-1 on Sunday, a win that took them into fifth place in Serie A. The Bianconeri are, however, still 10 points back of table-topping AC Milan, who have played one more game than the defending champions.
Juve’s attack has faltered in the 2020-21 campaign, with Goal reporting earlier this week that the club are eyeing a move for former Italy international Graziano Pelle.
Giroud could be another option for the club, as the France striker enters the final six months of his contract at Stamford Bridge.
The 34-year-old has hinted he will stay with the Blues for at least the rest of the season, after a strong run that has seen him score eight goals in his last seven outings in the Premier League and Champions League.
Pirlo didn’t deny that such form has caught his attention. When asked about a possible move for Giroud, he replied to DAZN:
“He’d be handy!
“The window opens tomorrow, we already discussed with the club what we want to do and if there are any opportunities. Maybe a striker that can rotate with our strikers.”
Paulo Dybala could also provide Juve with a boost in attack during a season in which the forward has been in and out of the lineup through injury and Pirlo’s decision.