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Chelsea striker Giroud admits Lampard needed him

Olivier Giroud says he only stayed at Chelsea because manager Frank Lampard "needed him".

The Frenchman revealed that he was looking to leave the club in January, confirming offers from Inter Milan, Lazio and Tottenham.

But Lampard couldn't let him leave because a replacement wasn't found.

"I went to see Frank Lampard in his office on the three or four final days of the transfer window every morning to try to find a solution," he told Telefoot.

"He gave me my chance, and I took it. In the end, Lampard needed me."

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