Jody Morris reveals chances of Giroud leaving Chelsea amid exit talk - football

Jody Morris reveals chances of Giroud leaving Chelsea amid exit talk

Chelsea assistant head coach Jody Morris has insisted that striker Olivier Giroud will only be allowed to leave in January “for the benefit of the club”.
Giroud has made no secret of his dissatisfaction at his bit-part role for the Blues so far this season; the Frenchman has only made five Premier League appearances with his tally in all competitions only reaching seven.
The attacker has subsequently been linked with a move away from West London this month, with Inter Milan and Lyon said to be keen.
When asked at a press conference on Friday if Chelsea could understand Giroud seeking a Stamford Bridge exit, Morris said: “Well, he still plays for Chelsea.
“It’s got to be for the benefit of the club. We can’t just let people walk out the door if that means we’re left short somewhere. “Yes, you have to look at the individual as well, but I’ve got to say Giroud‘s been nothing but a class act and a top professional since he’s been here.
“So I don’t envisage any issues from him on that front.”
Speaking more generally about his side’s policy in the transfer window, Morris – who was filling in for the ill Frank Lampard – said Chelsea will be well-prepared before making any signings.
“I think there’s maybe a couple of areas you’d be looking at,” he said. “It will all depend on what the movements are from within the club as well.
“I’m not as...
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