Chelsea star admits rumours of an exit are ‘a great distance off the reality’
Date revealed: Friday eleventh September 2020 8:35
Olivier Giroud has confirmed rumours of a transfer from Chelsea to Juventus are “a great distance off the reality”.
Giroud has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge following the arrival of Timo Werner.
The French striker already discovered himself behind Tammy Abraham within the hierarchy final season, however flourished after lacking out on a January transfer, ultimately incomes a brand new contract.
Giroud continues to be linked with a transfer to Serie A, although. And Friday’s papers even claimed he had agreed a two-year contract with Juventus.
Nevertheless, it has since emerged that no negotiations have taken place between the Serie A champions and Giroud’s representatives.
The participant himself has now confirmed that he’s planning to remain at Chelsea.
“I used to be shocked after I obtained messages from buddies speaking concerning the Juventus hearsay,” he instructed Telefoot.
“It’s a great distance off the reality. I’m a Chelsea participant and I really feel good right here.
“I didn’t have a terrific finish to final season simply to depart once more with out displaying a bit of religion.”
Giroud, who scored seven targets in his final 12 video games of final season, stays beneath contract at Stamford Bridge till subsequent summer season.
The 33-year-old has scored 28 targets in his 88-game Blues profession to date.
Batshuayi explains Chelsea exit
Chelsea have despatched Michy Batshuayi to Crystal Palace this week, which suggests a departure for Giroud would depart them with an absence of depth behind Werner and Abraham.
Batshuayi returns to Selhurst Park for one more mortgage after time spent there beforehand in 2019.
And upon sealing the transfer, he outlined his ambitions for the season.
“My goal is to win lots of video games with the group,” the Belgian stated. “Palace are group and a harmful group for the large golf equipment.”
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