Olivier Giroud makes decision on his future as Thomas Tuchel makes admission

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Here are your Chelsea morning headlines for Friday, May 28.

Giroud decides on his future

Olivier Giroud ‘s future may already have been decided.

That’s according to reports in Italy, which claim Giroud could be heading for AC Milan, though the player himself has not been involved in negotiations.

Milan News claims Giroud’s representatives have solely been involved in discussions to allow the Frenchman to concentrate on the Champions League final this Saturday when Chelsea take on Manchester City.

The report claims Giroud’s move to AC Milan is all-but sealed with a £3million per year salary.

Torres praises Chelsea

Manchester City star Ferran Torres has been complimentary of Chelsea ahead of Saturday’s final.

“They’re a pain in the neck, in a good way, since they’re always chasing the ball,” he told UEFA. “They run a lot and they want the ball.

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“They don’t just go for counterattacks, they also want to take the ball off you, which deserves some credit.

“City are a team which likes to have the ball, and it’s sometimes very hard to take it from us, but they’ve done a great job against us. In fact, they’ve beaten us twice. I mean, you never know in a Champions League final.

“We’re one of the best teams in the world, [so] we have to try and win it all.

“We’ve won the Premier [League], which is a very hard task – you have to work hard throughout the whole season to achieve it. But a Champions League final [win] would be like the icing on the cake.

“City have never won one, which is an extra motivation, and we’re going to work hard in this final sprint. And we’re going into it feeling really excited, because above everything else it’s about enjoying it.”

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Tuchel’s Chelsea admission

Thomas Tuchel believes coaching Chelsea has come at the “perfect time” in his career and says he would be happy to remain at the club long term.

“For me yes it feels exactly like [a club for the long term],” he told CBS Sports. “I don’t want to hide from it and play games. It feels like I’m in the perfect place at the perfect time. I feel very, very good.

“Hopefully, it’s like this but I know we have to deliver. It’s about timing, not only about results sometimes but the chemistry, the moment, the team. Everything feels very, very good now.”

Tuchel has a contract until the end of next season as things stand.

Source by Football London

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