Chelsea transfer news: Olivier Giroud will be at Stamford Bridge next season, says manager Maurizio Sarri
Maurizio Sarri says Olivier Giroud will stay at Chelsea next season despite the forward voicing his doubts about his future at the club.
The striker, 32, has only started seven times in the Premier League this season and has only made six league appearances since the arrival of Gonzalo Higuain arrived in January.
Giroud’s current deal is set to expire in the summer but his manager has revealed the club have agreed to activate a year-long extension.
On his player’s future, Sarri told Sky Sports News: “He is sure, because the club has an option for another year, another season.
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“I spoke to the club two days ago and we agreed to exercise the option.
“So, he will remain.
“He cannot do anything, but I spoke with the club and I spoke with Marina [Granovskaia] two days ago and Olivier will remain with us and she didn’t say to me anything about this question.”
The Blues are now allowed to sign players for the next two transfer windows after being sanctioned by FIFA for breaking rules regarding the signing of overseas players under the age of 18.
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