Olivier Giroud has started preliminary talks with Chelsea over potentially extending his contract with the club according to a report from British news outlet Football London.
The Frenchman’s current deal with the Premier League outfit is due to expire at the end of this season and there has been no shortage of clubs keen on signing him up on a free transfer, including both Inter and Lazio.
However, the 33-year-old, who was part of France’s 2018 World Cup winning side, could well extend his stay with the London based club, who he has represented since January 2018.
Chelsea would be open to offering Giroud a one year contract extension but it is currently unclear as to whether or not he would accept a short term deal given the length of deals reportedly on offer elsewhere.
This season Giroud has been limited to just 13 appearances across all competitions. In just under 700 minutes on the field, he has scored three goals.