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Crystal Palace target Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud

Crystal Palace are eager to keep Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud in England.

The Sun says the Frenchman wants to leave Stamford Bridge having started just two games under Frank Lampard this season.

Giroud is holding out for wages of around £7m-a-year and wants to sign a two-year deal with his new club.

Marseille, Montpellier, Lyon and Inter Milan are other clubs interested but are stumbling over his price.

They are unwilling to fork out so much money to a player they know will have no sell-on value.

But Palace are prepared to make a move in a desperate bid to help solve their issues in front of goal. The Eagles are the second lowest scorers in the league this season with just ten goals in 12 matches.

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