Chelsea are in talks to sign up powerful Frenchman Giroud, Blues fans have been told!
Chelsea have opened talks with Olivier Giroud to discuss extending his stay at Stamford Bridge, Blues fans have been told.
As we have said before, the whole world is gripped by the Coronavirus outbreak that is stopping everything from running smoothly, killing thousands and stopping us from enjoying the game we love on a weekly basis.
But that has not stopped speculation in the media about possible incomings and out-goings in the summer transfer window, with a number of world class players linked with a move to the club and a number of fringe players linked with a move away, players like Giroud.
There was even speculation in the media that he was all set to leave the club during the January window, but with the Blues unable to sign a new striker, and Abraham picking up a serious injury, it meant that Lampard needed the Frenchman to stay put until at least the end of the season.
But the 33-year-old French striker has started to become a big part of the plans at Stamford Bridge, meaning that he is now needed in the side and recent reports have suggested that he is in talks to sign a new deal at the club.
Now Journalist Nicolo Schira claims the 33-year-old is in discussions to secure a two-year deal but Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia will not extend beyond 12 months.
Schira tweeted: “Olivier Giroud’s agent (M.Manuello) have talked with Chelsea about the contract extend. French striker want 2 years, Marina Granovskaia would only give 1. Inter are looking, because Conte would like Giroud.”
Giroud is not a young man anymore and if he wants to stay, then he needs to sign a 12 month deal because giving him something for much longer than that may actually be a waste of money from the club, especially as he only has one more year left at the top of the game.