Olivier Giroud to stay as Chelsea snub Tottenham, Inter Milan and PSG offers

Olivier Giroud will stay and see out his contract at Chelsea after the club decided to snub his pleas to be allowed to join a new club.

The striker has been starved of opportunities under Frank Lampard and has played second fiddle even to Michy Batshuayi as Tammy Abraham’s backup.

Giroud was talking to various clubs across Europe with the hope that Chelsea would allow him to buy out the last six months of his contract.

Premier League rivals Tottenham were one interested party, with the club reportedly even offering the World Cup winner a two-year contract.

Lazio were also interested in Giroud, as were Inter Milan despite already having Romelu Lukaku, Lautaro Martinez and Alexis Sanchez.

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But now, according to Le10 Sport , the Blues have dashed Giroud’s hopes of a move which he hoped would have boosted his chances of making the France squad for Euro 2020.

The report also states that Paris St-Germain and Barcelona ‘had views’ on the 33-year-old, who fired Chelsea to Europa League glory last season.

The former Arsenal striker top scored with 11 goals in the competition but has seen his opportunities slashed this term.

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Lampard has left Giroud out of his last nine Premier League squads altogether, after handing him just two starts earlier in the campaign.

He was even reportedly ready to boycott Chelsea training on Friday in a bid to finally seal his departure from the club in January, according to Sky Italia.

However, an injury to Abraham has meant the west London outfit will now ensure he remains as backup as they have so far failed to sign another frontman during this transfer window.

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