Sunday, September 20, 2020

Giroud wants Chelsea stay, Batshuayi for sale

Olivier Giroud has been heavily linked with departure from Chelsea in recent months, having seen Tammy Abraham rise above him in the pecking order under manager Frank Lampard. He reportedly came very close to joining Inter Milan in January. However, after putting in a fine performance in Chelsea’s 2-0 FA Cup triumph over Liverpool, the 33-year-old striker revealed that he is completely open to staying at Stamford Bridge.

As quoted by The Athletic, the Frenchman replied positively with some enthusiasm to the question of whether he would like to stay at the club. The former Arsenal man believes he has a good two or three seasons still ahead of him, and he wouldn’t mind spending them where he is.

Chelsea are believed to be admirers of RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner and Olympique Lyon’s Moussa Dembele, but they face stiff competition on that front from Liverpool and Manchester United, respectively. Neither of those targets would come cheap, and having already spent a significant sum on securing the services of Hakim Ziyech from Ajax, their budget has become rather limited.

Meanwhile, Michy Batshuayi has been earmarked for sale, having failed to impress Lampard.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on four different football blogs.

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