Roma eye Giroud as Madrid striker snubs move

According to Il Corriere dello Sport, Roma are monitoring Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud while Mariano Diaz has rejected a move to the Olimpico in a swap deal with Edin Dzeko.

The relationship between the Roma captain and Paulo Fonseca has fallen apart with the player who has been training separately from the rest of the team over the last few days.

According to reports in Italy, the former Manchester City striker wants to leave the Stadio Olimpico in the January transfer window, but it is hard for Roma to find suitors for the 34-year-old.

Il Corriere dello Sport reports Real Madrid have tried to swap Mariano Diaz with Dzeko, but the Merengues’ forward rejected a move to the Capital.

Barcelona’s Martin Braithwaite is also reported to be on the Giallorossi’s wish list, but he is not expected to leave the Nou Camp.

Olivier Giroud, who is contracted with Chelsea until the end of the season, is another option for the Giallorossi.

Yet again, it won’t be easy to reach an agreement with the Blues unless their new coach Thomas Tuchel decides to do without the 2018 France World Cup winner.

Giroud could move to Roma in a swap deal with Dzeko, but would need to extend his contract with the Premier League side for one more season.