Chelsea forward frustrated over game time; Milan could make January move

By Oliver Fisher -

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has expressed frustration at his current playing time amid links with a move to AC Milan.

The French striker has struggled to find minutes since Frank Lampard took charge at Stamford Bridge, with the red-hot Tammy Abraham establishing himself as the first-choice centre-forward.

That has led Giroud to be linked with a move away in January with his contract set to expire at the end of the season, as he seeks a return to regular first team football and keep himself in the France squad.

The MLS has been suggested as one possible destination, while a report from Calciomercatonews recently linked both Milan and rivals Inter with a move for the veteran forward.

After a 1-1 draw against Hakan Calhanoglu’s Turkey on Monday night, Giroud spoke to Le Parisien about his future and the lack of space at Chelsea.

“Do I have to leave London? Not necessarily but I am not satisfied,” he said, as per

“I’m 33 but I still have legs and desire to play football. I’m fine physically. My priority is to stay with the Blues but if the conditions aren’t there I will go as I did at Arsenal.”

The piece also adds that Milan and Inter could make a move in January, with the Rossoneri determined to add some experience to their young core.

READ MORE: A tactical insight on AC Milan’s new head coach Stefano Pioli

Tags AC Milan Olivier Giroud
Serie A Standings

Live football scores . Current table, fixtures & results.