West London giants Chelsea are set to hand in-form striker Olivier Giroud a new contract that will see him stay at the club beyond this summer.
This is according to the publication from popular media portal Goal which claimed that the Blues want to trigger the additional year clause in his current Chelsea deal.
Olivier Giroud has few months left on his current contract with Chelsea though the Premier League club can extend it by a year until the end of next season.
The 32-year-old has been talking about his future at Stamford Bridge and the need for regular playing time.
The French World Cup winner is frustrated at the lack of first-team opportunities at Stamford Bridge and he’s open to the idea of leaving the club.
In one of his recent press conferences, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri told reporters that the Blues will activate the additional year clause in the player’s contract.
Giroud joined Chelsea on an 18-month contract following his move from fellow London club Arsenal at the start of last year.
Arsenal received the sum of £18m from Chelsea for his transfer.
Giroud has been in superb form for Chelsea especially in the Europa League where he’s the leading goalscorer with 10 goals.