But does it come as a shock?
After an impressive run, in the first team, following the absence of Tammy Abraham, courtesy of injury, the future of Chelsea’s World Cup-winning striker, Olivier Giroud, could be set to take an unexpected turn.
The striker, now 33-years-of-age, had been expected to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, indeed, a move in the January transfer window only failed to occur due to Chelsea unable to secure the services of a replacement.
Today, Football London are reporting that Giroud, contrary to earlier belief, may be set to stay at the club with our referenced source implying that representatives of the player have held preliminary discussions with the club about a new deal.
However, a stumbling block may be the length of any deal.
The Frenchman is at an age where the club would usually offer just a one-year deal while our source indicates that Giroud feels he can play on for another two to three years at this level.
At the moment, all contract discussions are on hold courtesy of the COVID-19 pandemic but when the subject of Giroud remaining at the club was put, recently, to a poll – – the results were emphatic with the majority supporting such a deal.
Here at Vital Chelsea, we’ll endeavour to monitor the situation and report back accordingly.