Chelsea player ready to dump Blues for Premier League rivals

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Ahead of the January transfer window, Chelsea could be set to lose a player to one of our Premier League rivals.

According to agent Michael Manuello, his client Olivier Giroud could leave Chelsea for a Premier League rival.

Manuello told Foot Mercato: “The ideal would rather be for him to discover another culture, to make another overview. Now, a new English club with goals can also make him think because the big difference with the Premier League is that it remains an extraordinary championship, which offers a different pleasure.

“So if a real good Premier League club came along, yes that could weigh. But there is an open mind to go and live something elsewhere abroad.”

Meanwhile, Giroud’s agent has previously slammed Chelsea boss Frank Lampard for preferring Tammy Abraham to Giroud.

Manuello said: “Effectively, since the start of September, things have changed but what has not changed is his capacity to play matches for France, contrary to what was said by certain others.

“There have been €150m worth of players bought. But at the same time you’d be blind not to see that Frank Lampard has decided to put Tammy Abraham ahead of him.

“It is not frankly fair when you look at what Olivier did at the end of the season. But he (Lampard) has the right, it is his choice.

“So effectively if things continue like this, in December we will find ourselves where we were in December 2019. Things have happened in the last five months.

“We cannot just look at the last two months and be forgetful about the three years that came before it. But we have to be honest and if this continues, we will have to, first and foremost for him, experience other emotions.”

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