Olivier Giroud ready to leave Chelsea by January to save France career

Olivier Giroud ready to leave Chelsea by January to save France career

- Olivier Giroud is willing to listen to offers from other clubs during the January transfer window

- The France international has been told by Deschamps o get playing time elsewhere or miss out of Euro 2021

- The 34-year-old has scored five goals in the last eight matches for Les Bleus but has played just over an hour for Chelsea

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Olivier Giroud is considering offers from top clubs in Europe in January in order to secure his place in France's squad for Euro 2021.

The 34-year-old is yet to make Frank Lampard's starting XI this season in the Premier League or Champions League, with his one start in six appearances coming in the League Cup.

However, under Didier Deschamps, the French striker has scored five goals in his last eight international outings.

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Olivier Giroud considers move out of Chelsea to revive career with France
Olivier Giroud considers move out of Chelsea to revive career with France. Photo by Aurelien Meunier
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And the former Arsenal star has been advised by Deschamps to leave Stamford Bridge if he wants to retain his position in Les Bleus' squad ahead of next year's Euros.

France’s manager told the radio station RTL:

“Olivier Giroud knows it; the situation he’s in today cannot drag on forever.
“Before March he will have to find another situation than this one.
“He knows what I think, even if I don’t forget everything he has done [for the national team] and everything he would still be able to do.”

Inter Milan have been linked with Giroud in the past and Nerazzurri boss Antonio Conte still holds him in high regard.

Giroud signed a new one year contract before the end of last season after keeping a good relationship with Chelsea's management.

However, he has fallen from the Blues' pecking order following the arrival of Timo Werner as Tammy Abraham is regarded as a second striker after the German forward.

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Giroud became France's second-highest goalscorer in history with 44 goals, seven short of Thierry Henry’s 51 strikes.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Cesc Fabregas has revealed that he still considers Jose Mourinho as a friend but does not have anything to do with his childhood hero Pep Guardiola.

The Spanish legend who spent ten seasons with Arsenal after leaving Barcelona made comparisons between two of the best managers in the world.

Fabregas played under Mourinho during his second spell with Chelsea and played two seasons under Guardiola during his return to the Camp Nou.

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