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Olivier Giroud’s Chelsea u-turn as Borussia Dortmund identify Jadon Sancho replacement

The latest Chelsea morning digest on Tuesday, April 7.

Giroud open to u-turn

Olivier Giroud made his desire to leave Chelsea clear during the January transfer window, but the French striker could now perform a u-turn by choosing to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge beyond the summer.

Sources close to the striker believe initial negotiations have taken place between the two parties over a potential new contract, although no agreement is likely while the UK remains on coronavirus lockdown.

Giroud is one of four senior Chelsea players set to be out of contract at the end of the 2019/20 season, but the Blues are open to the idea of offering the 33-year-old a one-year extension.

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Having made no secret of his wish to leave Stamford Bridge in January, Giroud has filled the void left by the injured Tammy Abraham in recent weeks, scoring against Everton and Tottenham Hotspur.

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Goal reports the Bundesliga club have identified the Spanish Under-21 international as the ideal replacement for Sancho should the 20-year-old decide to leave the Westfalenstadion this summer.

Sancho is expected to be the subject of much interest from the Premier League with Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United all heavily linked with the England winger who has lit up German football this season.

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