While the rumours haven’t been as prevalent as last season, the future of Olivier Giroud continues to be a talking point in the media these days.
The Chelsea striker, while featuring sporadically, isn’t getting what many would call regular football under Frank Lampard, starting just four games in the Premier League so far.
With the Euros on the horizon, there’s been a call from Didier Deschamps for his player to potentially find himself a new club should his situation fail to improve, but that doesn’t appear to be in Giroud’s plans just yet.
He may have asked Lampard for a transfer last January (which never materialised), but the Frenchman, in an interview with Dauphiné Libéré in France, made it clear that wouldn’t happen this time around.
He said, relayed by RMC Sport: “My career, in the short term, I see it at Chelsea. Now, we know things go quickly in football, both in good and bad ways. I want to keep my head clear and focus on the pitch. I’m coming to the end of my contract at Chelsea in June, even if we have the option of another year.
“We’ll go over things at the end of the year. But, once again, I have the ambition of winning something with Chelsea this season because I have a lot of hope due to the quality of our squad”.
He may have seen Timo Werner arrive from RB Leipzig, but the German’s poor run of form may give both Giroud and Tammy Abraham the chance to once again fight for that starting spot in the near future.
Either way, no transfer, at least initiated from the French striker’s end, in January, it seems.