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According to Italian media outlet Tuttosport, Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has rejected a new contract offer from the club.
Giroud reportedly rejected Chelsea’s offer of a one-year contract extension as he is keen on leaving the club at the end of the season.
Inter Milan are favourites to sign Giroud as a free agent at the end of the season and are expected to offer Giroud a two-year contract.
Giroud’s latest decision to leave the club at the end of the season is in conflict with his comments at the start of March when he claimed he wanted to remain at Chelsea.
When asked if he would like to remain with Chelsea, Giroud said: “Yes. Yes. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Of course.
“There are a few months to go, games to win and maybe another trophy, and after, you know, I think I have two (or) three nice seasons in front of me.
“It’s not the time to talk about contracts and everything but I will take a decision when it comes.”