Respected journalist dismisses Giroud to Juventus rumours

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Respected journalist dismisses Giroud to Juventus rumours

Earlier this morning reports emerged that Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has agreed a two year deal with Juventus.

The clubs reportedly agreed a £5 million deal for the France international.

However, respected Chelsea journalist Simon Johnson has dismissed these rumours and believes that Giroud will remain at Stamford Bridge.


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He tweeted: “Amid reports from Italy about a 2-year contract being agreed with Juventus last night, sources have told me that Olivier Giroud is staying at Chelsea and the camp are not in contact with Serie A side.

“Giroud knows he has a role to play on and off the pitch as a senior squad member.”

The announcement means Olivier Giroud looks set to remain as an attacking option for Blues manager Frank Lampard.

Johnson also said: “There will be the question of how new signings will affect his game time and concerns over being in the France squad for the Euros.

“I’ve been assured that Giroud will be very happy if the team is stronger and challenging for the title.

“With Werner liking to play off the front man, there should be plenty of matches for Giroud, especially with so many fixtures being crammed in a short time.”

Giroud was lined up by Juve manager Andrea Pirlo as a replacement for the departing Gonzalo Higuain. Higuain has been linked with a move to David Beckham’s Inter Miami after being told he isn’t needed in Turin.

Giroud was expected to provide backup for Cristiano Ronaldo, but it looks like he will instead play up front with Timo Werner this season.

The 33-year-old proved his value to the Blues last season by scoring eight goals in 18 Premier League appearances.

He’s an important part of the squad and will help Chelsea during the campaign as they hunt Liverpool and Man City for the Prem title.

Chelsea have bolstered their entire squad this summer by signing seven players. That includes German wonderkid Kai Havertz, playmaker Hakim Ziyech and PSG defender Thiago Silva.

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Arsenal defender ‘would welcome’ return to Barcelona

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Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin wants to make the move back to Barcelona in this transfer window, according to reports.

Mikel Arteta is thought to be willing to let Bellerin leave the Emirates this summer as he aims to bolster his transfer funds to improve his squad elsewhere.

The 25-year-old – who spent eight years in Barcelona youth academy – has attracted interest from a number of European clubs, including Paris Saint-Germain and Bayer Leverkusen.



A report in Spanish publication on Wednesday claimed that Arsenal would be willing to listen to offers between £18m and £23m for Bellerin.

Barcelona have apparently made their interest known and have been in touch with Edu over a possible transfer.

And now (via ) claims that Bellerin ‘would welcome’ a transfer to the Catalan giants this summer.

However, Barca need to sell Nelson Semedo – who is valued at around €40m – before they can progress forward with any deal for Bellerin.

The report in Mundo Deportivo adds that Bellerin would much rather join Barcelona than PSG, who are also looking to buy the Spain international.

Even if Barcelona sold Semedo then they would only be able to afford a loan deal with an option to buy.

Any transfer is also dependent on Bellerin pushing Arsenal to sell him with the report adding it’s ‘vital’.

 

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