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Chelsea give one-year contract extensions to Olivier Giroud and Willy Caballero

Olivier Giroud and Willy Caballero have both signed contract extensions to stay at Stamford Bridge for another season.

Giroud’s existing deal at Chelsea had been due to expire at the end of the current campaign and he had been linked with a prospective move to Lazio.

Olivier Giroud joined Chelsea from Arsenal in January 2018

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Olivier Giroud joined Chelsea from Arsenal in January 2018

But the 33-year-old said he was delighted to confirm his future at the Premier League club.

Giroud told Chelsea’s official website: “I am delighted to continue my journey and adventure at Chelsea.

“I can’t wait to get back to playing and enjoying competitive football with my team-mates.”I’m looking forward to wearing the Chelsea shirt again, especially in front of our fans at a full Stamford Bridge, whenever it is safe to do so.”

Giroud joined Chelsea from Arsenal in January 2018 and has scored seven goals in 49 starts for the club.

Willy Caballero was given game time when Kepa Arrizabalaga was dropped

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Willy Caballero was given game time when Kepa Arrizabalaga was dropped

Chelsea also exercised the option to extend Caballero’s contract by a further year until the end of the 2020-21 season.

Caballero told the club’s official site: “I am very happy to make this announcement. It is a privilege to be part of this Chelsea squad and the Chelsea family, at one of the most historic clubs in the Premier League.

“It is a difficult time for everyone right now so I feel blessed by this opportunity and truly appreciate it.

“I want to thank my team-mates for helping me to be my best and I want to thank the boss and the club for extending my contract.

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“I’m sure they will continue to demand the maximum from me and I will compete with the same energy as always. I am very happy.”

Both Giroud and Caballero had made nine appearances this season prior to its enforced suspension.


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