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Olivier Giroud is now third choice at Chelsea, behind first choice striker Tammy Abraham and backup striker Michy Batshuayi.
It’s not an ideal situation for the 33-year-old who hopes to be in the France squad for Euro 2020.
Giroud reportedly wants to leave Chelsea in January to boost his chances of being part of the France squad for Euro 2020. France boss Didier Deschamps has publicly expressed his concern over Giroud’s lack of game time at Chelsea.
According to L’Equipe, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will only let Giroud leave Chelsea in January if a replacement can be secured.
The Blues are currently under a transfer ban and an appeal will be heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport in November 20.
The result of Chelsea’s appeal will determine if Giroud is allowed to leave Stamford Bridge in January.
If Chelsea’s appeal is successful, Giroud will be allowed to leave the club in January and there are no shortage of suitors for the striker with Everton, Crystal Palace, Lyon and Inter Milan interested in the France international.