Chelsea have not blocked a move, but have informed The Toon that they will only sanction a deal if they can bring in a replacement.
"So we are still there..."
When asked if Chelsea could understand Giroud seeking a Stamford Bridge exit, Morris said: "Well, he still plays for Chelsea".
Giroud has played just five times in the league this season, with just two of those coming from the start. He was asking me about stuff to do together with his clips that he needed to undergo a few days in the past, so I fairly like that from him.
Mighten would have pricked the ears of a handful of teams in the Premier League thanks to his performance against Chelsea - a concern for Forest as he's only got a contract with the club for another 18 months.
Inter Milan have joined Newcastle, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa in the race for the Frenchman, who is desperate for first-team football. Newcastle fans have reacted on Twitter to the news they could sign Giroud. Previous year everyone was talking about him for different reasons, he got a bad injury, he came back very early. The former Arsenal striker has not kicked a ball in anger for Chelsea since the end of November and will surely have to leave Stamford Bridge this month if he is to avoid jeopardising his chances of leading the line for France at Euro 2020.