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Chelsea tipped to hand Giroud new contract as Green expects January interest to be shunned

The former Blues goalkeeper believes a French frontman has grow to be irreplaceable, with there no want for a sale to be sanctioned in 2021

Chelsea will look to shun any interest proven in Olivier Giroud throughout the January switch window, says Robert Green, with the Blues extra seemingly to hand out a new contract than sanction a sale.

An skilled French ahead has been engaged on rolling 12-month offers at Stamford Bridge.

Another might be within the offing, with the 34-year-old displaying as soon as once more that he nonetheless has an essential position to play in an expensively-assembled squad.

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Regular slips down the pecking order have been endured by Giroud throughout his time in west London, however he has at all times pressured his manner again into competition.

A purple patch has been hit in entrance of purpose over latest weeks, with the goal discovered on seven events by means of as many appearances.

Frank Lampard is as soon as once more asking the World Cup winner to lead Chelsea’s line and Green believes his providers will be retained for the foreseeable future, regardless of exit discuss constructing once more heading into 2021.

“As long as he wants to be there he should be there,” former Blues goalkeeper Green advised Stadium Astro.

“It’s one which they’re discovering very arduous to change. I feel Tammy [Abraham] continues to be a piece in progress.

“He [Giroud] continues to be scoring objectives and he’s nonetheless massively motivated. I used to be with him final season and talking to him then and he was speaking about taking part in within the Euros, taking part in for France, getting that trophy that he hasn’t received to date and entering into the highest rating of goalscoring for France as effectively.

“The starvation and the drive continues to be there. He needs to do it and I can’t see Chelsea going on the market and discovering a alternative that, if Tammy is taking part in, is prepared to assist out and help and when stepping up is offering such a giant position.

“I feel it’s an enormous switch window in January, I feel there’ll be suitors and other people will are available for him and it’s in Chelsea’s pursuits to hold him there.

“That might include giving him a new contract.”

Giroud has beforehand admitted that he’ll be weighing up his choices within the new yr, however that was prior to incomes a daily position in Chelsea’s No.9 berth and it could be that he’s now ready to flip a deaf ear to any interest expressed in him from afar.

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