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Olivier Giroud admits he did ‘everything’ he could to LEAVE Chelsea in January

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Olivier Giroud was struggling for minutes in the first half of the season. The player has revealed he tried to force through a move away from Chelsea in January.

The French striker was third-choice behind Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi.

But he scored in the Blues’ 4-0 win against Everton on Sunday.

“Even I saw myself elsewhere to be honest. I went through six complicated months,” Giroud told French outlet Telefoot. “That’s why I tried to leave in January. I did everything [to leave]. In the end, with the circumstances, Chelsea did not want to let me go. The crucial condition for my departure was to have a replacement.

“The most interesting club for me was Inter. The problem is that it dragged on. In the end, and even if Lazio were there towards the end and Tottenham too, it was no longer a question of where I was going to leave but could I leave. There was nothing to do. I was stuck. I knew that anyway I shouldn’t start going on strike or wreak havoc in the locker room.”

Giroud has scored three goals in his 13 apperances this season so far.

Source: Daily Mail 

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