Chelsea have triggered the option to extend France striker Olivier Giroud’s contract by a year until June 2021, a source said Saturday.
Giroud, 33, signed for Chelsea in winter 2018 from cross-city rivals Arsenal.
The 33-year-old has scored 39 goals in 97 appearances for France, making him his country’s third-highest goalscorer behind Michel Platini (41) and Thierry Henry (51), and the striker will be vying for a spot at next year’s European Championship.
Meanwhile, the owner of the Chelsea Football Club, Roman Abramovich has promised that there will not be a pay cut as COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the football activities in the world.
Naija news Understands that Abramovich has guided the club’s response to the coronavirus outbreak in England, providing accommodation for National Health Service staff in 128 hotel rooms at Stamford Bridge while offering free meals to the NHS and charities supporting vulnerable groups.