Chelsea are open to allowing striker Olivier Giroud to leave the club in January as a sign of their gratitude to the Frenchman.
Giroud has struggled to come on under Frank Lampard, who has often preferred Timmy Abraham or Timo Werner at the top of his team sheet, and the World Cup winner recently admitted that he is in January. May be forced to find a new club. .
Giroud has managed 36 Premier League minutes this season / Let’s not – Dean House / Getty Images
He found himself in a similar position last season but was convinced to ditch Inter and stay at Stamford Bridge, where he commanded a place in the starting line-up and led Chelsea to fourth place, but he Has returned to the bench this campaign.
According to The Athletic’s Simon Johnson, Chelsea are sympathetic to Giroud’s situation. They know his place in the French national team is at risk and don’t want to be the reason he misses out, so they are willing to let Giroud go.
There is said to be a ‘very good chance’ Chelsea will part ways with the 34-year-old in January, and the Blues are ready to offload him without even finding a replacement.
So far, no formal decision has been made. Chelsea are monitoring the fitness of their current squad to see if Giroud will be needed as cover, but if nothing changes and Abraham and Werner remain available for selection, the Blues could be looking for the Frenchman. Also ready to listen to the offer.
Chelsea are keen to reward Giroud for his professionalism and years of service to the club, having let Cesc Fabregas and Branislav Ivanovic move away from Stamford Bridge in the past few years.
In terms of potential destinations for Giroud, Inter are believed to be keen, and his agent Michel Manuello recently admitted to Foot Mercato that a move abroad is more likely for Giroud. It is possible.
Antonio Conte keen on meeting / Socrates Images / Getty Images
“Oliver is looking for a place where he can enjoy sports, have a good quality of life and feel strong emotions.” So if he can discover something new again, he will find something new. It would be ideal for him to explore another culture.
“A new English club with big goals can also make him think because the Premier League is an unusual league, which offers a different kind of pleasure. So, if a great Premier League club comes in, yes, they will be there. can think about but he is willing to go and live abroad.
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