It has been confirmed by West London outfit Chelsea boss that France international Olivier Giroud will not be leaving the club at the end of the season as earlier speculated.
Olivier Giroud has been reported to be seeking a move away from the Stamford Bridge after complaining of lack of playing time and has been linked with a number of clubs.
The striker’s contract with Chelsea expires at the end of the season but the club have agreed to activate the 12 months extension clause.
Maurizio Sarri has now confirmed that the former Arsenal striker will not be leaving the club in the coming summer as he will remain to help the team to challenge for titles.
There are suggestions that the decision by the Italian boss is informed by the transfer ban on the club for the next two season.
Efforts have been made to appeal the ban but there has not been a result yet which means the West London players will have to remain and not move away if the club must compete for titles in the coming season.
However, manager Maurizio Sarri team will hope to secure qualification to the Champions League next season by finishing in the top-four.