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With the uncertainty of the summer transfer window due to the coronavirus pandemic, Chelsea have decided to retain striker Olivier Giroud for yet another season.
Just like Willy Caballero, Giroud was among the set of Chelsea players who would be free agents at the end of the season, but the Blues will now keep the duo for yet another year.
Giroud was set to leave Chelsea in the January transfer window, but the Blues were unable to sign a replacement, which forced Frank Lampard to keep him from leaving.
Giroud will remain at Chelsea for the 2020/21 season, as Chelsea have confirmed that the club has triggered the option to keep him at the club for another year.
Speaking about the deal, Giroud said: “I am delighted to continue my journey and adventure at Chelsea. I can’t wait to get back to playing and enjoying competitive football with my team-mates.
“I’m looking forward to wearing the Chelsea shirt again, especially in front of our fans at a full Stamford Bridge, whenever it is safe to do so.”
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: “It is clear to the club that Olivier continues to be a player we want in the squad, especially as we maintain the important balance between top-quality experience and the exciting young talent we have available, and his attitude when asked to play a supporting role has been exemplary. He is a proven trophy winner who we hope can help our new generation to become that too.”