Stoke City forward, Peter Crouch, who was surprisingly linked with a move to Stamford Bridge during last month’s transfer market has revealed that the Blues didn’t make an official approach for his services.
The Premier League Champions were linked with some strikers during the January transaction period as they look to bolster their attacking threat. Edin Dzeko, Alexis Sanchez, Peter Crouch, Andy Carroll were all in Chelsea’s target list but none of them was able to join Antonio Conte’s team.
After failing to sign any of the listed players, Conte turned his attention to Arsenal’s fringe player Olivier Giroud for the much-needed striker who will complement his record-signing Alvaro Morata.
The Blues were able to acquire the Frenchman signature on the deadline day thereby cooling their interest in other players.
The Potter’s striker told Daily Mail that he never expect the Blues to come for his service and that he was surprised when he heard about the speculation linking him to Chelsea.
“I didn’t expect to see my name linked with Chelsea but that was the situation. It was all speculation, I suppose.” he said
The 37-year-old also speaks on Chelsea’s new signing Olivier Giroud. He praised the Frenchman as a quality player who wasn’t given the game-time he deserves by Arsene Wenger.
“He’s a top striker and maybe he didn’t get as many chances as he deserved at Arsenal.” He admitted
He believes Giroud will definitely hit the ground running at Chelsea once he made his debut for the Blues.
Crouch is valued at 12,00 Mill. € according to transfermarkt.