Giroud sets sights on silverware after penning new Blues deal

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Olivier Giroud is looking to help Chelsea win more trophies after extending his contract at Stamford Bridge for another 12 months.

Olivier Giroud is looking to help Chelsea win more trophies after extending his contract at Stamford Bridge for another 12 months.

The 32-year-old striker, who has made 62 appearances and scored 17 goals since joining from Arsenal in January 2018, had been linked with a possible move away from the west Londoners this summer after making just seven Premier League starts in the past season.

However, following speculation that Chelsea would trigger a 12-month contract option, the club has now confirmed that the France international 2018 World Cup winner will be staying on board.

On his deal, Giroud, who has scored 10 goals in the Europa League to help guide Maurizio Sarri’s men reach the final against his former club Arsenal in Baku on May 29, told the club’s website: ‘I am very happy to sign a new contract.

I really wanted to stay at least one more year – I have felt a part of the team, the family, since the beginning and hopefully there will be more trophies to come.

‘ Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: ‘We are very pleased that Olivier will be a Chelsea player for another season.

Since joining us 18 months ago, he has at times had to be patient and wait for opportunities, but has still been able to make a positive contribution to the team.

‘Whether it is his unselfish link-up play or his 10 Europa League goals this season, he has been a crucial member of the squad and we hope he will be able to pick up a second Chelsea winner’s medal in Baku later this month to accompany last season’s FA Cup win.’

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