According to The Athletic via Daily Mail, Chelsea are willing to grant Olivier Giroud an amicable exit from the club in January to thank him for his good service.
The France international has been unused for half of the Blues’ games so far this term and is yet to start a Premier League game for the Blues this season.
Giroud had earlier revealed he’s worried about his lack of game time at the club this season and will push for a January exit if the situation doesn’t change.
Chelsea will reportedly not stand in Giroud’s way of his desire to leave Stamford Bridge in search of more regular football as Chelsea appreciate the work he has done for him over the past three years.
However, no decision on Giroud’s future will be made until much closer to the January transfer window as the Blues want to see whether there is an injury crisis in Chelsea’s striking department over the winter months.
Meanwhile, Giroud recently revealed his situation at Chelsea has left him worried ahead of next summer’s European Championships.
The striker told Telefoot while on international duty: “It’s worrying. I thought I still had a role to play at Chelsea but my playing time is getting reduced a lot.
“It’s going to have to change or a decision must be made.
“I am clear-headed about my situation: I will have to make a decision in January. I hope to make the right one, as I have always done.”