Chelsea reportedly are willing to allow Olivier Giroud to leave on January to thank him for his good service to the club.
Giroud, has lately been limited to game time at the Stamford Bridge following the arrival of Timo Wenrer and Kai Havertz and an in form Tammy Abraham which has hindered his playing time in Frank Lampard’s side.
The 34-year-old French striker is yet to start a Premier League match for Chelsea this season having sat out as an unused substitute for half of this season’s matches across all competitions.
The Athletic has reported that Chelsea will not stand in the way of the Frenchman if he desires to make a move away from the Stamford Bridge in search of more regular football as the Blues appreciate the work he has done for the club over the past three years.
Similarly, Chelsea allowed the likes of long-term servants Branislav Ivanovic, Cesc Fabregas and Petr Cech to make moves they desire.
However, the report details that no decision on Olivier Giroud’s future will be made until the January window is near.
Speaking to Telefoot while on international break, Giroud said: “It is worrying. I thought I still had a role to play at Chelsea but my playing time is getting reduced a lot.
‘It’s going to have to change or a decision must be made
“It’s going to have to change or a decision must be made. I am clear-headed about my situation. I will have to make a decision in January. I hope to make the right one, as I have always done”.
Olivier Giroud since joining Chelsea from Arsenal in 2017 has helped them lift the 2018 FA Cup and the Europa League – which he scored as they beat Arsenal at Baku – to win the title in 2019.