Olivier Giroud has admitted he is delighted to have signed a contract to stay at Chelsea this summer.
Giroud has scored 10 goals in this season’s Europa League to help us reach the final against his former team. He is the first player ever to hit double figures for goals in a single season of European football.
However, there has been a lot of transfer talk in the media over the past few months which have suggested that we may look to offload the striker in order to make space in the squad for a number of possible signings, but the club were keen to retain Giroud in an area of the pitch where they remain short of depth.
On signing his contract extension, Giroud said on the Chelsea website: “I am very happy to sign a new contract. I really wanted to stay at least one more year – I have felt part of the team, the family, since the beginning and hopefully there will be more trophies to come.”
Meanwhile, PSG haveannounced that star man Kylian Mbappe will not be leaving this summer window.
With all the reports in the media which are suggesting that star man Eden Hazard is leaving the club to sign for Spanish giants Real Madrid, we are desperate to find an adequate replacement that could fill the goals that the Belgian Creates and scores.
And one name that has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, is that of Mbappe, who has hinted that he is already thinking about the next step in his career and the possibility of leaving PSG.
However, PSG have quickly responded to the links linking the Frenchman with a move away from the club and have admitted that he will not be going anywhere this summer.
PSG issued a statement on Twitter: “Strong links have united PSG and Kylian Mbappe for two years and that same story will continue next season.
“With a shared ambition to mark history in European football, after 50 years since PSG was founded, we have a chance to write a big page in history together and each major player will have to play his part, always working for the team.”