Chelsea ace is set for talks with the club over his future

The player has been linked with a summer exit

Olivier Giroud joined Chelsea from Arsenal for an undisclosed fee, signing a 18 month contract in the January transfer window. Former manager Antonio Conte prioritized signing an another striker as last summer signing Alvaro Morata struggled to make an impact.

The France International didn’t get much game time during his first few matches but eventually he was ahead of the Spanish striker in the pecking order. He impressed during the short spell, scoring 5 goals  and assisting 1 in 18 appearances in all competitions.

The 31 year old also helped the English side to win the FA Cup final against Manchester United as they ended the season on a positive note. It was his 4th FA Cup title as he won 3 with the Gunners before leaving them.

He was selected in the France World Cup squad and helped lead Les Bleus to victory at the World Cup by acting as the focal point in Didier Deschamps’ attack. Though he didn’t score but the manager admitted he was important for the system to click and to bring players like Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann into play.

The Blues appointed Maurizio Sarri as their new manager after sacking Antonio Conte, despite his contract expiring next summer. The club reportedly wants a new striker after Alvaro Morata struggled throughout the last campaign.

The Premier League giants have been heavily linked with a move for Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain as the 59 year old is keen to bring him at Stamford Bridge. The Argentina International has previously worked under him at Napoli.

Players like Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi are also set to return from their loan spells and it has been reported that Sarri could be ready to sanction a move for the Frenchman, who has a year left in his contract.

French side Marseille have shown strong interest in him and are prepared to make a move if he decides to leave.

Olivier Giroud is set for talks with Chelsea next week upon his arrival back to Cobham Training Centre, with his future still in the balance, Goal understands.

He is due back on Monday and will speak to the club ahead of the transfer window closure on August 9.

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