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Sarri wants striker to stay

7th April 2019, 06:50 by Michael Holland

Maurizio Sarri has revealed he wants Olivier Giroud to stay at Chelsea beyond the summer.

There is a huge question mark over whether Sarri will remain in charge of Chelsea next season, and much will depend on if they can finish in the top four of the Premier League.

However, there are also doubts over whether Giroud will stay as he continues to be linked with a return to France when the transfer window re-opens.

The World Cup winner's contract expires at the end of the season, though Chelsea have the option to extend that deal for another year, and Sarri is keen to take it up.

Asked if he wants to hold on to Giroud, Sarri said: "Yes, of course. I know the club have an option for another season, so I think he will remain."

If Sarri remains in charge his transfer policy will depend on the transfer embargo. If it stands for the next two windows, then keeping Giroud will be a must.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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