Frank Lampard happy to let player leave Chelsea in January

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is happy to let Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud leave the club in January, according to The Sun.

Giroud is reportedly wanted by Premier League side Crystal Palace and Serie A side Inter Milan.

According to The Sun, Lampard will let Giroud leave Stamford Bridge in January if the transfer ban on Chelsea is scrapped as it would free up funds and space in the squad.

Since the game against Leicester City, Giroud hasn’t started a game for Chelsea in any competition.

Giroud insisted over the international break that he would work hard to win back his place in the starting XI but also refused to rule out requesting a move away from Stamford Bridge.

“I’m going to fight for my place at Chelsea, the coach knows it,” Giroud said.

“After, we will make a decision in January. If you ask me if I want to leave, not necessarily.

“But […] I can not settle for what I have today in Chelsea.

“I have some beautiful years in front of me. I’m 33, I still have legs and I have a body that will allow me to play a few more years. I have a healthy lifestyle and I feel good physically.

“I want to have fun and play more games. Chelsea is my priority but if I am forced to make a choice, I will do it like when I left Arsenal.”

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