Frank Lampard opens up and confirms interest in signing striker up to Chelsea contract
Frank Lampard says Chelsea are looking into extending Olivier Giroud’s contracts if the season restarts.
Giroud is coming towards the back end of his playing career and has failed to agree a new contract, meaning the likes of Inter Milan have stepped up their interest over a possible summer deal.
However, Frank Lampard told Sky Sports News he wants the same squad until the season ends if there is a successful restart, and is hoping to extend the contract of Giroud at Chelsea.
“It is still uncertain if and when play will get underway. We have big players [out of contract] so that’s something I’m obviously looking at very carefully,” he told Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp.
“The ones who are out of contract here have been great servants for the club, and actually have a lot of feeling for the club.
“Of course, they’ll be concerned about themselves, in terms of how training is now is and if the pre-season is a rush they’re going to have to make sure they’re alright. So, it’s going to have to be something we have to look at, hopefully we can make that arrangement can be made so they can stay with us.
“I would love the squad to look as it has all season, but we’ll have to see how that works.”
Look, we believe that it is the perfect time for Giroud to leave the club, but until we manage to secure a deal for a new striker, he is a good unit to have in the side and come off the bench to change the game.
It will be interesting to see if he gets that contract extension.