Giroud has dismissed speculation linking him with a move away from Chelsea.



Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has revealed he is keen to seal a spot in Maurizio Sarri's starting XI and has dismissed speculation linking him with a move away from the west London side.

The World Cup winner, whose current contract at Stamford Bridge expires next summer, has only started four Premier League matches for the Blues so far this season as Morata is often preferred upfront.

However, Giroud isn't looking for an easy way out but he's solely focused on securing more game at the club.

He told TeleFoot: "Would I have to consider a departure to keep my place in the national team? I feel like it is as if we are where we were several months ago when I was being asked the same questions before the World Cup.

"Today I am calm, happy with this World Cup title. I don't need to put myself under more pressure than that.

"Of course, I am a competitor and I would like more playing time. But I am in a very big club, with very big players.

"I am going to fight and for the moment, it is not a question about seeking a departure. I am going to stick in there and do not expect me to give up."

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