'It's possible' - Nice president says his side could move for Giroud

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Nice president Gauthier Ganaye has said his side could move for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud.

Giroud has been repeatedly linked with a move away from Chelsea in recent months, with the France international making just six Premier League appearances since Chelsea signed Gonzalo Higuain on loan from Juventus in January.

The 32-year-old has made no secret of his desire for more playing time, saying he is "very frustrated" with his current role. 

Giroud has been linked with a transfer back to France, with several Ligue 1 clubs interested. 

And Ganaye has put his club's name among those clubs, though he cautioned that Giroud's salary could possibly prevent a move. 

"He is at the end of his contract, he still performs well at his age," Ganaye told Telefoot

"Come on, let's tell you it's possible. His salary? Yeah, it's really expensive."

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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has said the Blues will be triggering a 12-month extension option in Giroud’s contract, with the club facing a transfer ban. 

But the France international could still seek a move away in the summer in a bid to gain regular first-team minutes in the twilight of his career.

Chelsea are back in action on Monday when they take on Burnley in Premier League play.