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newsfootball4 months ago

Reports | AC Milan pushing hard to secure Oliver Giroud’s signature

AC Milan is pushing to complete a move for Olivier Giroud as they continue talks with Chelsea over a deal for the wantaway striker. The 34-year-old France international is keen on a move to San Siro, while Tiemoue Bakayoko is also being lined up by the Serie A giants as AC Milan plan a rebuild.
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newsfootball4 months ago

France have fairly incredible strike force but I have card to play as well, claims Olivier Giroud

In light of his dwindling minutes for France, Olivier Giroud has asserted that he still has a part to play for Les Blues despite their world class forward line because his skill-set is different. The Frenchman has struggled to play regularly over the last season with him used sparingly for Chelsea.
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newsfootball4 months ago

Didn't think about fact that I could have had to forfeit the Euros, asserts Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema has declared himself 100 per cent fit for France's Euro 2020 campaign after shaking off an injury scare. The Real Madrid striker, who received his first call in six years, has confirmed that he is back in full training with Les Bleus after recovering from a slight knock to his knee.
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newsfootball5 months ago

Being called up was special day but also little shock for me, admits Karim Benzema

In light of his first call-up for France in six years, Karim Benzema has confessed that it came as a shock to him with Didier Deschamps saying nothing to him in a conversation prior to that. The Real Madrid striker had been frozen out of the team and missed out on the 2016 Euros and 2018 World Cup.
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newsfootball5 months ago

Never said that Karim Benzema was not selectable, asserts Didier Deschamps

Didier Deschamps has admitted that Karim Benzema was never out of the selection race as far as the French National team has been concerned. The 33-year-old has been fine form for Real Madrid registering 29 goals and eight assists in 45 appearances for Real Madrid across all competitions.
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newsfootball7 months ago

Not time to reflect for the summer and other solutions for Chelsea, admits Thomas Tuchel

In light of recent transfer rumours, Thomas Tuchel has asserted that now is not the time for Chelsea to be thinking about the summer but to try and help the players they have. The Blues are still unbeaten under the German but have struggled to score goals with just 11 in ten league games.
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newsfootballa year ago

My playing time has to change or else I’ll have to make a decision, proclaims Olivier Giroud

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has admitted that he hopes his playing time at Stamford Bridge changes or else he will be forced to make a decision to leave in January. The Frenchman has struggled to get ahead of either Timo Werner or Tammy Abraham this season with just one start to his name.
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newsfootballa year ago

Chelsea must do more to close gap between them, Manchester City and Liverpool, asserts Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard has confessed that Chelsea are still a work in progress despite all the changes the club has made over the last few years. The Blues were restricted by a transfer ban at the start of the season but have already started spending to improve with moves for Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech.
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newsfootball2 years 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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newsfootball2 years 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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