Chelsea has extended Olivier Giroud’s contract for 12 months, which implies the French striker will be at Stamford Bridge next season.
Giroud made 5 appearances in the Premier League in January and was within the last six months of his contract.
But after injury to Blues striker, Tammy Abraham, 33-year-old Giroud impressed on his return, scoring two goals in four league matches.
Giroud joined Chelsea from Arsenal in January 2018 and made 39 starts and 37 substitute appearances, scoring 21 goals.
It was Giroud who scored Chelsea’s last goal before the premier league was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, in a 4-0 win against Everton on March 8.
Blues boss Frank Lampard said: “Since I returned to Chelsea, Olivier has been excellent in terms of his performance.
“Not only does he depend on his talent, but also on the standard he sets each day and also the experience he brings to our young team, he has excellent qualities to assist the team. i’m very happy play him next season.”