French striker Olivier Giroud has rejected a one-year contract extension by Chelsea FC according to reports from Calciomercato.

Giroud has had a rough time with the London based side this season after being reduced to a bench role at the start of the campaign and was billed to leave the club in January.

He has however worked his way up at the club and was back into contention when the second half of the season resumed this majorly because of the injury to Tammy Abraham.

But Calciomercato reports that the player wants to leave the club for Serie A giants Inter Milan who are said to have offered the player a two-year deal as he seeks to be fit for the Euros that has now been postponed to 2021.

The 33-year old will be a free agent in the summer and is free to negotiate with any club as at now should he feel Chelsea is not the right place for him.

It is not the first time Giroud has been linked with a move to Italy as it was widely reported that Inter and Chelsea were close to an agreement in the January window but the move fell through at the 11th hour.

With Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi ahead of Giroud in the pecking order, the France international has been limited to 13 appearances (684 minutes) in all competitions this season, scoring three goals.


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