Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud is ready to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge after winning back his place under Frank Lampard.

Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud is ready to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge after winning back his place under Frank Lampard.

The Frenchman was desperate to leave the club in January as he was concerned about his spot in Didier Deschamps’ World Cup squad.

Giroud had made just two league starts by the time the transfer window closed and he was understandably angered that he was denied a move elsewhere.

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But Tammy Abraham’s misfortune has been a stroke of luck for Giroud as the Frenchman has found first team opportunities in the striker’s absence from injury.

The 33-year-old has scored twice in his last four matches and his physicality and hold-up play has helped the likes of Pedro, Willian and Mason Mount to find space around him.

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Giroud is out of contract in the summer and had been expected to leave the club on a free transfer with former manager Antonio Conte keen to take him to Inter Milan.

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