Around Europe and other parts of the world, there has been a halt of club activities as the international break is already underway.
Players called to play for their nations have been receiving snatched questions from a huddle of hungry press officials and Chelsea players are not even immune to this.
Blues striker Olivier Giroud has had an impressive start to this Premier League campaign. The former Arsenal man has been flying for Chelsea since the exit of Italian boss Antonio Conte this summer.
While Conte has been earmarked for the gaffer’s role at Real Madrid, Giroud has had a few spins of his own in the media.
The Frenchman confessed to leaving Chelsea in the summer for French Ligue One outfit Marseille, but shelved the idea after carefully thinking of what it might do to Chelsea and his career.
The star revealed there were strong interests from the top-tier club last year and during this summer they handpicked him as a target, though the strength of that interest was less, compared to last year’s.
He could have “pack his bags” mused Giroud, but he decided to stay put at the club that saved him from the growing competition at Arsenal for the striker’s berth.
“There was contact [from Marseille] last year, but nothing really concrete this summer. It did not go as far as was claimed.
“I had just arrived at Chelsea, it was not the time to pack my bags again three months later.”Said Giroud.
Definitely, a wise choice Giroud made. Understood, he’s a big fish to catch in the transfer market, and undeniably, Chelsea will shop for a striker soon. Giroud will continue to be a big part of Sarri’s plan until that moment arrives.