Giroud reveals what he prefers as he responds to Juventus transfer rumours

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Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has been surprisingly linked with an exit from the club, as the new Premier League season kicks off this weekend.

Giroud played a key role for Chelsea in the second half of last season, as he helped the Blues to seal a top four finish.

With Chelsea signing up Timo Werner, Giroud won’t be assured of his place in the team, and surprise rumours have linked him with a move to Italian champions, Juventus.

Giroud has moved to thrash those reports and insists that he’d fight for his place in the Chelsea team.

“Italians, they get carried away quickly,” Olivier Giroud told Telefoot when asked about the Juventus rumours. “I was surprised to receive messages from friends this morning telling me about this rumour. That’s far from being the case. I am a Chelsea player and I feel good here.

“I didn’t have the great end of the season that I did to leave like this, and not believe in my chances. I will fight for my place. But it’s always good to get the attention of these kinds of clubs, it’s flattering.

“But I remain focused on Chelsea. We will see what will happen in the coming weeks. But there is nothing signed or done. I prefer to deny it.”

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