Olivier Giroud insists he is ‘happy again’ at Stamford Bridge, and would be open to extending his stay at the London club beyond the summer. France international was on the brink of leaving Chelsea in January, with Inter Milan and Tottenham close to signing him.
Olivier has filled in for the injured Tammy Abraham expertly, however, scoring in the London club’s vital league win over Spurs last month.
Giroud’s deal is ready to expire at the end of this campaign, and when asked if he would consider signing a new deal, he said: ‘Yes, of course. ‘And after I think I have two, three nice campaigns in front of me.
It’s not the time to talk about contracts. But one more time I will make a decision when it comes.’ The 33-year-old centre-forward had played only five games under Frank Lampard before his return to the team in winter, prompting him to look elsewhere in the winter transfer window.
He added: ‘It’s behind me. It was a tough month for me. I just spoke with the coach, and I believed what he said, that I would get my opportunity and he has given me my opportunity.
‘I have tried to give his confidence back on the pitch. I do my job the best that I can, and I’m pleased to be back in the team.’
The French centre-forward may get more chances in the club with Tammy Abraham continuing to struggle with an ankle problem. Chelsea manager Frank Lampard revealed that the English centre-forward went to Blaugrana to see a specialist, but failed to give a timescale on his come back.