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Giroud dismisses Juventus talk: I want to win a trophy with Chelsea

Olivier Giroud has again declared his commitment to Chelsea.

Giroud, after admitting coming close to leaving Chelsea in January, penned a new 12-month deal with the Blues in May. But with the contract now inside it's final six months, his future is again coming into question.

Indeed, the veteran striker was talked up as a potential signing this month by Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo on Sunday.

But speaking with Le Dauphiné Libéré via Le 10 Sport, Giroud stated: "The rest of my career in the short term, I see here at Chelsea. Now we know that things are going very quickly in football, for the good and the bad. I want to keep a cool head and focus on the pitch."

Significantly, Giroud has highlighted his contract with Chelsea includes a 12 month option and he insists he's happy in London.

He continued: "I'm coming to the end of my contract at Chelsea next June, even though we still have one year with options. We will do the accounts at the end of the year. But once again, I have the ambition to win something with Chelsea this season because I have high hopes linked to the quality of our squad."

So far this season, Giroud - now 34 - has managed 15 appearances for Chelsea for an impressive nine goals. In the Champions League, the centre-forward has scored five goals in just four games.

Chelsea are next in action on Sunday for the early kickoff against FA Cup third round opponents Morecambe.


- updated December 6

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