Sarri reveals Chelsea decision on Olivier Giroud future

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has confirmed the decision of the club to retain their striker Olivier Giroud.

The Frenchman complained on Wednesday about his role as second striker for the Stamford Bridge club, stating that he has received offers from other clubs.

The France international striker sees his current deal expire this summer, but Sarri says Chelsea have agreed to activate a year-long extension.

Responding to Giroud’s claims he is unsure about his future, Sarri told Sky Sports News: “He is sure, because the club has an option for another year, another season.

“I spoke to the club two days ago and we agreed to exercise the option.

“So, he will remain.

“He cannot do anything, but I spoke with the club and I spoke with Marina [Granovskaia] two days ago and Olivier will remain with us and she didn’t say to me anything about this question.”

He has made only six league appearances since the arrival of Gonzalo Higuain in January.