JUVENTUS manager Andrea Pirlo has opened the door for a move for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud.

The Frenchman has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge in recent months and has found himself playing second fiddle to Tammy Abraham and Timo Werner.

Giroud has made 15 appearances in all competitions this season but has completed 90 minutes just once.

The former Arsenal man, 34, is eager to play regular first-team football as he's desperate to be selected in France's Euro 2020 squad.

Despite being Chelsea's third-choice striker, Giroud has been in great form this season – scoring eight goals in his last seven appearances in the Premier League and Champions League.

Giroud's recent purple patch has caught the attention of Pirlo, who admits the France international would be a welcome addition to his squad.

When asked about a potential move for Giroud, Pirlo said told 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."

According to multiple reports, Juventus are indeed interested in signing the veteran striker.

The Italian champions are also said to be interested in re-signing Fernando Llorente, who has also fallen out of favour at Napoli.

Although he's not at the forefront of Frank Lampard's mind right now, Giroud has hinted he's willing to stay and fight for his placing in the Blues' starting XI.

He told Sky Sports: “We will see what happens in the next few months, but I just want to keep my efficiency high.

“When I am not on the pitch, I just try to be a part of the team.

"I really want the best for this team and I really believe we have a big opportunity to win something at Chelsea with this great squad.

“I will just carry on like this and try to keep it up.”

Chelsea will be back in action on Sunday afternoon, welcoming League Two side Morecambe to Stamford Bridge for their FA Cup third-round tie.

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