Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour said Olivier Giroud would be the "perfect" signing for London rival Chelsea, which is looking to provide support to Alvaro Morata.

Chelsea has been linked with surprising moves for West Ham's Andy Carroll and Stoke City veteran Peter Crouch as the Premier League champion attempts to bolster its forward stocks.

Giroud's future at Arsenal is uncertain, having only started one Premier League match this season amid reports of a possible move to Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga, and Parlour believes Antonio Conte should look at the France international.

"He would be perfect," Parlour, 44, told Sky Sports .

"Whether Arsenal would want to lose another of their players to a rival is another matter.

"But I am sure if Chelsea put a decent bid in he would be tempted because he hasn't got to move, he can live in London, a bit like Petr Cech. He was settled in London and wanted to stay there."

Giroud has scored four Premier League goals in 15 appearances, and seven in all competitions.