Giroud: I remain committed to Chelsea
Olivier Giroud has played down rumours of his impending switch to Olympique Marseille.
Speaking to Le Dauphine, the World Cup winner said:
“I have heard many things that have been said in the media. In the near future, my goal isn’t to return to France. For now, I’m a Chelsea player.”
With the arrival of new Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri, there has been speculations that the former Arsenal hitman could be surplus to requirements owing to his supposed inability to fit Sarri’s high pressing game.
However, Giroud, who is presently on holiday as a result of his extended World Cup engagements, has suggested that he would be discussing his role for the future with the Italian manager in the coming days.
“I have no limits. I feel good physically, I’m still young. I have not set a date for my international retirement”, he said.
Olympique Marseille are however believed to be monitoring the results of Giroud’s talks with Sarri.
The Frenchman is due to resume at his London club next week and as such he will have a lengthy discussion with Sarri over a place in the squad.
As at the time of writing this report, the striker has distanced himself from a potential move to Marseille – He has revealed that he does not have the intention to leave Chelsea for now.