Wednesday May 20 2020
Official: Giroud extends with Chelsea

Lazio and Inter transfer target Olivier Giroud has officially extended his Chelsea contract until June 2021. ‘I am delighted to continue my journey at Chelsea.’

The striker was going to be a free agent this summer and had been on the verge of a move to Inter in January, but it was abandoned because other deals did not go through.

Antonio Conte had been hoping for a reunion next season at San Siro, while Lazio were also known to be making a play for the 33-year-old.

However, Chelsea announced this evening that they have taken up their option to extend his contract for another year.

“I am delighted to continue my journey and adventure at Chelsea. I can’t wait to get back to playing and enjoying competitive football with my team-mates,” he told the official club website.

“I’m looking forward to wearing the Chelsea shirt again, especially in front of our fans at a full Stamford Bridge, whenever it is safe to do so.”