Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has opened the door for Oliver Giroud to leave Chelsea this month, with Moussa Dembele linked with a move.

Frank Lampard is now able to sign a few players during the January window and will look to raise a bit more funds to raise a bit more cash to try and acquire the type of players that he needs to take this club forward, while also getting rid of fringe players like Giroud.

Oliver Giroud has been on the fringes of the Chelsea side all season, especially after the emergence of TAMMY ABRAHAM, and it has been reported that the Blues will allow the Frenchman to leave in the winter window if they can add an adequate replacement.

Crystal Palace are said to have registered an interest in the 33-year-old, but he could yet return to his homeland seven years after he left Montpellier to join the Gunners.

But while Lampard has not ruled out a transfer for the unsettled striker, the boss has insisted it will only happen if certain conditions are met. Asked about Giroud’s future after he was an unused substitute against Forest, Lampard told “My answer remains the same as recently. “I have spoken with him. If the conditions are that it is something Oli really wants to do and it works for the club and for me and the squad, then it’s something that could happen.

“But it’s only when all three bases are covered. So, we’re still there.” The Blues want to land another striker this month to ease some of the pressure on 22-year-old Abraham, with Inter’s Gabriel Barbosa reportedly one of their top targets.

The 23-year-old Brazilian, known as Gabigol, was in stunning form on loan at Flamengo last season, where he ended up with 34 goals and 11 assists in 41 games and won the Brazilian top flight’s golden boot, and recent reports have suggested he has already said his goodbyes to the Brazilian club as he looks set to make the big move to Europe.