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newsfootball3 months ago

Chelsea didn’t want to let me leave in January, reveals Olivier Giroud

France international Olivier Giroud wanted a move away for regular playing time but has revealed that Chelsea stopped him from leaving in January. The former Arsenal striker struggled to play with Frank Lampard opting to use either Tammy Abraham or Michy Batshuayi in the first half of the season.
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newsfootball4 months ago

Chelsea blocked my move to Tottenham and Lazio in January, reveals Olivier Giroud

Olivier Giroud has revealed that Chelsea blocked his move to Tottenham in January with the North Londoners keen on a move for the striker. The former Arsenal forward has struggled to get game-time at Stamford Bridge this season but injuries has seen Frank Lampard’s stance on the Frenchman change.
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newsfootball4 months ago

It's reality check for everyone individually at Chelsea, says Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard has opined that Chelsea were given a reality check at Stamford Bridge by Bayern Munich with the German giants walking away as 3-0 winners. Lampard, who was managing his first Champions League knockout tie, saw his side concede thrice and struggle to fight against the Bavarians.
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newsfootball5 months ago

Chelsea can depend on me in any situation, proclaims Tammy Abraham

With Chelsea failing to bring in reinforcements over the winter, Blues’ forward Tammy Abraham has confessed that the club can and should depend on him for goals. The 21-year-old has flourished this season and is their top scorer but has struggled over the last few weeks with injuries playing a part.
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newsfootball6 months ago

January 10 | European football transfer round-up

Day ten of winter window and it has not been fun for those watching but it seems that Crystal Palace have brought in Cenk Tosun. But there are rumours floating about with Marouane Fellaini on his way back to England, Leicester City eyeing a move for Moussa Wague and Liverpool in for a La Liga star.
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newsfootball6 months ago

Reports | Chelsea prepare cash plus player deal for Moussa Dembele

Chelsea are keen to bring Olympique Lyon’s Moussa Dembele before the end of January transfer window and are preparing a player plus cash deal for the striker. The Blues are reportedly offering £40 million and use Olivier Giroud as a makeweight, with the Frenchman wanting to leave Stamford Bridge.
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newsfootball6 months ago

January 6 | European football transfer round-up

Day six in the transfer window and like most January windows, the rumours have gone out of hand. It seems Olivier Giroud wants a move to Crystal Palace more than he wants one to Europa League playing Inter Milan. Or even, that Arsenal would prefer signing Jerome Boateng over a fit center-back.
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newsfootball7 months ago

Report | Olivier Giroud ready to move to AC Milan; Zlatan Ibrahimovic to be back at Rossoneri

Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud has been offered to Italian giants AC Milan amid reports linking Zlatan Ibrahimovic's move to his childhood club Rossoneri. The French striker has been barely used by the new Blues manager Frank Lampard and is ready to leave the club in search of more playing time.
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newsfootball7 months ago

Report | Inter leap ahead of Borussia Dortmund in Olivier Giroud chase

Serie A outfit Inter Milan are now considered to be in a pole position to sign Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud. The Frenchman has complained about the lack of playing time under new manager Frank Lampard and has repeatedly threatened to leave the club in the upcoming January transfer window.
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newsfootball7 months ago

Reports | Borussia Dortmund eyeing move for Olivier Giroud

Out of favour Chelsea star Olivier Giroud has been heavily linked with a move away and Borussia Dortmund are believed to be interested in signing the French striker. The 32-year-old has struggled to break into Frank Lampard’s youthful Blues team and is considering his future away from London.
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