Montpellier President Willing To Deal With Chelsea than Arsenal for Giroud

Montpellier president Louis Nicollin was quoted saying recently that he would be more interested in doing business with Chelsea than Arsenal for the transfer of their star striker Olivier Giroud.


Montpellier want either Chamak or Lukaku on loan so a possible deal with Chelsea would interest them more over Arsenal. Moreover Chelsea could easily beat Arsenal financially for €12M Olivier Giroud.

Montpellier president Louis Nicollin has indicated he’d be more than happy to deal with Chelsea as well:

Le club de Louis Nicollin préférerait le transférer à Arsenal ou Chelsea pour récupérer Marouane Chamakh ou Romelu Lukaku , en prêt, dans la transaction.

Montpellier would be a great loan destination for Lukaku as he would get to play in a very competitive league and even in the UEFA Champions League. He could get alot of first team action and experience at Montpellier which would eventually help Lukaku to break into the Chelsea first team.

However, it is obvious that Arsenal are leading the race to sign Giroud but Chelsea could easily lure him to Stamford Bridge and in return loan out Lukaku to them.

Integral part of the French Squad

Olivier Giroud has been an instrumental part in Montpellier League 1 winning season. Giroud scored 24 goals in 36 games and had 9 assists and 160 shots on target. The 25 year old could certainly be a great addition to the squad and offer alot of goals. Giroud is an integral part of the French National team as well and is now in Poland for Euro 2012 and has already scored a goal in a friendly he played for France in the build up to The Euros.

However the deal may take time to go through so we have to wait and watch by for more news.

Until next time, KTBFFH!

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16 Comments
  1. Anonymous says

    Come on guys, no team playing with 1 CF is going to use all 3 of the ones available its useless, if Torres sucks, we buy him in December !
    What about Lukaku ? we buy another young CF & just loan him till Giroud, Torres & STUDGE retire ?
    we dont need him !

  2. Anonymous says

    Come on guys, no team playing with 1 CF is going to use all 3 of the ones available its useless, if Torres sucks, we buy him in December !
    What about Lukaku ? we buy another young CF & just loan him till Giroud, Torres & STUDGE retire ?
    we dont need him !

  3. CallMEDude :P says

    for that price Giroud would be great as a pack up for nando. and Montpelier would be an excellent place to send lukaku as long as they dont go ahead and sign another top striker

  4. CallMEDude :P says

    for that price Giroud would be great as a pack up for nando. and Montpelier would be an excellent place to send lukaku as long as they dont go ahead and sign another top striker

  5. Valens says

    We’ve all talked about buying another good striker just in case Torres doesn’t get it done, and loaning Lukaku to a team where he would get regular playing time. Win, win.

  6. Valens says

    We’ve all talked about buying another good striker just in case Torres doesn’t get it done, and loaning Lukaku to a team where he would get regular playing time. Win, win.

  7. Shaurya says

    2011-2012

    36 games
    21 goals
    9 assists
    160 shots

  8. Shaurya says

    2011-2012

    36 games
    21 goals
    9 assists
    160 shots

  9. Xeon says

    You're right, but Torres will never perform well is people don't trust in him.

    He’s just the kind of striker who needs to be loved and shown a lot of confidence. I sincerely believe that with a different style of playing in addition to a more prominent place in the team, he could find his old form. With Mata, Hazard + Hulk or Sturridge operating behind him and sending him a lot of through balls, I believe we will start to recognize the old Torres most of us admired.

  10. Xeon says

    You're right, but Torres will never perform well is people don't trust in him.

    He’s just the kind of striker who needs to be loved and shown a lot of confidence. I sincerely believe that with a different style of playing in addition to a more prominent place in the team, he could find his old form. With Mata, Hazard + Hulk or Sturridge operating behind him and sending him a lot of through balls, I believe we will start to recognize the old Torres most of us admired.

  11. Obi Mikel ROCKS says

    LUKAKU?

    U’ve got huge faith bro!.. Put your self in roman’s shoes for a second!.. U realy wld pay deaf ears to scoopy deals with hope of playing nando and kaku 2geda! Truth is nando wld come better off, thus making him feel there aint none competent than him, den his flop begins!..just examine durin AFCON,he was 1st choice, wen drog came bak, we wldnt tell who starts 1st dat much, cos he startd fightn hard!

  12. Obi Mikel ROCKS says

    LUKAKU?

    U’ve got huge faith bro!.. Put your self in roman’s shoes for a second!.. U realy wld pay deaf ears to scoopy deals with hope of playing nando and kaku 2geda! Truth is nando wld come better off, thus making him feel there aint none competent than him, den his flop begins!..just examine durin AFCON,he was 1st choice, wen drog came bak, we wldnt tell who starts 1st dat much, cos he startd fightn hard!

  13. Anonymous says

    Giroud is absolutely worth the fore mentioned price, although I have no real faith

    in that quoted price considering (I can’t remember who) someone from the Montpellier organization quoted his price as sky high earlier when ARSEnal were interested. Honestly I am a huge fan of Lukaku, but if we could get Giroud for that price it would be worth Lukaku to go out on loan for a year which would give us a chance to sort out Torres. I would give him one more year for us to see if class is permanent, because as it looks so far at Euros Torres’ price isn’t going to get any higher.

  14. Anonymous says

    Giroud is absolutely worth the fore mentioned price, although I have no real faith

    in that quoted price considering (I can’t remember who) someone from the Montpellier organization quoted his price as sky high earlier when ARSEnal were interested. Honestly I am a huge fan of Lukaku, but if we could get Giroud for that price it would be worth Lukaku to go out on loan for a year which would give us a chance to sort out Torres. I would give him one more year for us to see if class is permanent, because as it looks so far at Euros Torres’ price isn’t going to get any higher.

  15. Anonymous says

    1 tin u mst knw is dat fernando has always put in his best in every chelsea's game… D goals ain't jst cmin in cz he doesn't av his confidence nd didn't get d help he needed from the midfield… I'm damn sure FT9 will b great this cmin season wit dose big men in d midfield (mata, hazard, hulk, marin)… Watch out…

  16. Anonymous says

    1 tin u mst knw is dat fernando has always put in his best in every chelsea's game… D goals ain't jst cmin in cz he doesn't av his confidence nd didn't get d help he needed from the midfield… I'm damn sure FT9 will b great this cmin season wit dose big men in d midfield (mata, hazard, hulk, marin)… Watch out…

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