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Bayern Munich’s centre forward Robert Lewandowski has appealed to the club to sign a regular substitute for him. Arsenal super-sub Olivier Giroud is Bayern’s prime target for January transfer window as Sport Bild reports.

FIFA Puskas Award winner is not the first in pecking order for Arsenal after arrival of Alexandre Lacazette and he was allowed to negotiate with former Everton’s coach Ronald Koeman over the summer. Giroud wasn’t comfortable about moving to Goodison Park, but Bayern Munich move will be an attractive option for him.

Lewandowski is over used in Bayern squad, due to lesser options available on the bench. He has made 17 appearances for the club in all competition this season scoring 15 times. Polish striker is not comfortable with Bayern’s reserves as he said, “It would certainly be an option to get a young, hungry striker who still wants to learn behind an experienced professional. For me, it would be a relief if I play in a game 15 or 20 minutes less. So you have more reserves for the next upcoming game and a higher probability that you stay fit and minimize the risk of injury.”

The 31-year-old Olivier Giroud is one of the few names, Bavarian giants are hunting for. Sky expert Lothar Matthaus has repeatedly spoken about Hertha BSC striker Vedad Ibisevic, whereas AS Roma’s Edin Dzeko and Tianjin Quanjian’s Anthony Modeste names are also considered to fill in the void.


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