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Deschamps prompts ‘unhappy’ Giroud to quit Chelsea

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Didier Deschamps has urged Oliver Giroud to leave Chelsea in order to find more playing time.

Frank Lampard’s arrival at Chelsea has sent striker Oliever Giroud tumbling the pecking order. Tammy Abraham’s rise to stardom hasn’t really helped Giroud’s case as the 22-year old has made the center-forward role his own.

Lampard also suggested that he has no particular interest in keeping Giroud and could see him out if Chelsea’s demands are met. Reports suggest that they are already looking to part with the 34-year old with Inter being the most recent candidate.

Speaking to Telefoot, France manager Didier Deschamps has suggested that it would be in best of Giroud’s interest if he sees himself out of the Stamford Bridge this January.

“He knows very well he cannot be content with so little time. That is not even speaking about France, that is just on him,” he said.

“I spoke with Olivier during the last international camp [in November]. Even during the one before, he already knew what is best for him.

“Olivier is not happy at this moment, based on the little playing time he is getting. It is not his fault; he is suffering through the situation,” Didier Deschamps claimed.

“It is up to him to decide in order to have the best sporting conditions on a daily basis at club level.”