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Olivier Giroud has suggested that he could extend his Chelsea contract by a year when it expires at the end of the season.

Giroud arrived from Arsenal back in January, initially as a stop-gap, but his influence in the squad has grown. He’s very much challenging Alvaro Morata for a place in Maurizio Sarri’s starting eleven.

Chelsea are likely to look to the transfer market in search of a new striker if Morata continues to fall short of expectations, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that Giroud will be ushered out the exit door.

Giroud is quoted by Goal refusing to rule out the possibility of extending his Chelsea contract, which has less than 12-months left to run:

“I still have one year of contract, plus possibly another year. The board of the club have been positive in terms of giving me it.”

“I do not know yet, we’ll see how things are in April or May, but I won’t exclude any possibility. We’ll see.”

We’d be open to the idea of Giroud sticking around. He’s proven his worth as an impact substitute, and we’d do well to find a better reserve striker than the World Cup winner.

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