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Olivier Giroud speaks about his future and Italian bids of the past

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Olivier Giroud has been speaking to the press in France about his career and his future.

It’s the international break, and so as always the French press were straight on to their national team striker to find out what his plans are for beyond this season.

Chelsea triggered an extension in his deal over the summer to keep him at the club for another 12 months, but it’s hard to see him staying beyond that as he heads into his mid 30s.

The forward is all in on Euro 2020 (2021), but beyond that doesn’t seem certain where he will be.

“A return to France is not my priority… I hope to play at the highest level for two or three more years… I was also close to signing in Italy.” Giroud said in quotes from RMC Sport picked up by SportWitness.

Last season saw him out of favour for months at the start of the campaign, before eventually forcing his way into contention and ending up as a key player for Frank Lampard’s side.

It will be even more challenging to pull that off this year, but we would never rule out a determined push from the former Arsenal striker once again paying off.

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