Chelsea FC manager Maurizio Sarri has insisted that striker Oliver Giroud will be with the club next season this after the player expressed his dissatisfaction over lack of proper game time.
The France striker earlier in the week said he was unhappy with his role as a back up to Gonzalo Higuain and rumors are already emerging that he would fancy a move back to France with Lyon being his possible destination.
In his press conference on Friday, Sarri said they will do all they can to keep Giroud and are already planning to extend his contract for a further year.
"He is sure because the club has an option for another year, another season," he told Sky Sports News when asked if Giroud is unsure of his future. "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."
The France striker who won the World Cup with his national team was on the scoresheet in his club’s 4-3 win over Slavia Prague on Thursday in the Europa League.