Chelsea hold preliminary talks with Olivier Giroud over new deal
Chelsea have opened preliminary talks with forward Olivier Giroud over a new contract as his deal is set to expire this summer.
The 33-year-old was on the verge of departing in January, but Frank Lampard refused to let the forward go after a replacement wasn't signed.
After a run in the side, Giroud's attitude over signing a new deal changed, stating that he wants to stay at the club.
His wishes could come true after Football.London report that negotiations have begun and are at an early stage.
With Chelsea's policy over over-30s, Olivier Giroud is likely to be offered an initial one-year-deal by the club.
"Yes. Yes. Yeah, of course," Giroud said. "There are a few months to go, games to win and maybe another trophy, and after, you know, I think I have two [or] three nice seasons in front of me.
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"It’s not the time to talk about contracts and everything but I will take a decision when it comes
The Premier League is suspended indefinitely and contracts which are set to end on June 30 will be extended until whenever the 2019/20 season comes to an end.