Olivier Giroud now wants to STAY at Chelsea as he aims for new contract just weeks after seeming certain to leave in January transfer window
- Olivier Giroud is eager to stay at Chelsea after a tumultuous transfer window
- The Frenchman was on the verge of leaving for either Inter or Tottenham
- Giroud stayed at Chelsea and has played the last four games, scoring once
- The 33-year-old wants to commit future to the west London club this summer
Olivier Giroud is eager to stay in west London for the foreseeable future with the in-form Frenchman aiming to secure a new contract at Chelsea.
The World Cup winner looked a certain January transfer window exit after the 33-year-old grew frustrated with a lack of game time with the Premier League club.
A move to join Inter Milan was very close to materialising while a switch to arch rivals Tottenham was on the cards before Chelsea pulled the plug on both deals having failed to sign a replacement.
Olivier Giroud is eager to commit his future to Chelsea and sign an extended deal this summer
The 33-year-old was close to leaving in January but has filled in well for Tammy Abraham
However, owing to the injury of Tammy Abraham, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has had to call on Giroud to lead the line and the Frenchman has turned in some standout performances.
Giroud has featured in Chelsea’s last four games, and got on the scoresheet in last month’s huge win over Spurs at Stamford Bridge.
That sort of form has rejuvenated the former Arsenal man, who is looking to sign an extended deal at the club. His current contract expires this summer.
He has featured in Chelsea’s last four games and scored in the big win against Tottenham
Giroud insists that he has put a tumultuous January behind him and continue his good form
Minutes played: 598
‘Yes. Yes. Yeah, of course,’ he told the Evening Standard. ‘There are a few months to go, games to win and maybe another trophy, and after, you know, I think I have two (or) three nice seasons in front of me. It’s not the time to talk about contracts and everything but I will take a decision when it comes.’
Giroud revealed the first half of the season was a struggle having seen first team opportunities severely limited.
‘It was a tough month for me. I just spoke with the manager and I believed what he said, that I would get my chance and he has given me my chance.
‘The transfer window is behind me. I’m a Chelsea player, I’m happy here again and that’s the most important thing.’
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