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Chelsea may Olivier Giroud to leave in the January transfer window

Chelsea’s recent form in both the Premier League and Champions League suggests the January transfer window could be a quiet one, particularly after a summer of lavish spending.

The likes of Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, and Edouard Mendy have all settled well following big-money moves to Stamford Bridge.

But Chelsea could still be busy in terms of outgoings, with several fringe players linked with exits.

And here are all the latest Chelsea transfer rumours, which involve a World Cup winner and two of the club’s academy graduates.

Giroud could be allowed to leave in January


Chelsea may allow Olivier Giroud to leave the club in January, according to the Athletic .

The striker is intent on a move if he does not start playing more regularly, with just seven appearances to his name this season.

Giroud has been told by France manager Didier Deschamps that he needs to be a consistent starter at club level to earn a place in the national team ahead of next summer’s Euros.

And Chelsea are reportedly considering selling the 34-year-old as a “thank you” for his service over the last two years.

“Oli is very important in our squad, he’ll always want to play more,” Lampard said before Tuesday’s Champions League game against Rennes.

“I want him to be here, but I have a good relationship with him, if he feels differently we’ll have that conversation.

“I saw Oli’s agent’s quotes and I didn’t really think much of them. I understand that he wants to play, but for me it has to be about the strength of the squad. I think he has a big contribution for us.”

Chelsea open to Tomori loan


Fikayo Tomori may be loaned out in January having fallen down the pecking order at Chelsea, report the Telegraph .

The 22-year-old made his breakthrough under Frank Lampard last season but has seen his opportunities limited so far this term following the arrival of Thiago Silva.

Antonio Rudiger’s recent involvement suggests Tomori is now Chelsea’s fifth choice centre-back, with Andreas Christensen also an option.

And it could mean that Tomori is now deemed surplus to requirements in the short term. There are likely to be several suitors for the youngster, who was the subject of interest in the summer.

Chelsea urged not to make Hudson-Odoi decision


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Frank Lampard’s team made waves during the summer by splashing over £250million to bring in the likes of Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech, Edouard Mendy and Thiago Silva.

It has given them one of the Premier League’s most potent attacks – but behind them remains a defence that continues to leak goals, with 3-3 draws against West Brom and Southampton already behind them.

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Glenn Hoddle has urged Chelsea to give Callum Hudson-Odoi more game time instead of sending him out on loan.

The 19-year-old has found his opportunities limited this season following the arrivals of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech in the summer.

And that has led to suggestions that Hudson-Odoi could be loaned out.

“It’s a shame a couple of fantastic foreign players have arrived at Stamford Bridge and that’s obviously knocked him down the pecking order. From what I’ve seen, when he’s coming on from the bench or playing for the (England) U21s, he still has his confidence at the moment,” Hoddle said on his podcast .

“But obviously if this continues, where he’s not going to get many starts, this is going to be a problem for him mentally.

“So I’m hoping he gets enough football to get him back to his very, very best. He’s over his injury now, which was a difficult one with his Achilles, but he’s over that now and 100% fit.

“You wouldn’t think Chelsea would want to loan him out, but he’s not playing. He needs to get some football, these few years are so important for him, he needs to get some football to come on – and he can only do that by being on the pitch.”




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