Olivier Giroud's agent is understood to have held talks with Chelsea over extending the striker's contract. 

Giroud will be out of contract at the end of the season and his departure felt like a near-certainty, having come close to sealing a transfer in January, but a recent increase in his game time has seen things change.

Olivier Giroud

He was completely out of the picture for the majority of the season, but has managed to impress Frank Lampard by scoring twice in his last three ​Premier League games. Now, ​Nicolò Schira has revealed that agent Michael Manuello has held talks over potentially extending his stay at the club.

The stumbling block is that ​Giroud wants a two-year contract, but ​Chelsea are sticking to their normal policy for players over 30 years old and have only offered one.

A source has confirmed to 90min that ​Tottenham Hotspur are ready to offer that multi-year deal to bring Giroud in on a free transfer this summer, and Spurs are also hopeful of landing a deal for teammate ​Willian as well.

Giroud came close to joining ​Spurs in January, but it was ​Inter who were thought to have won the race for his signature. 

Agent Vincenzo Morabito worked closely with Giroud to try and broker that move and is thought to still be involved, and he has now revealed to Calciomercato that Giroud may choose to stay at Stamford Bridge.

"There was an opportunity for Giroud to leave in January but now, given that the Premier League could also be played in June and July, he could decide to stay at Chelsea for another year," Morabito revealed.

Olivier Giroud

“However, everything is still uncertain, given the general situation which, in my opinion, may have cleared up in a few weeks. Between the end of April and the beginning of May the picture could be more complete.”

Giroud will have no shortage of offers if he does decide to leave Chelsea, with teams across Europe interested in recruiting the World Cup winner. He should be able to find that two-year deal elsewhere, so Chelsea may have to bite the bullet and make the offer if they truly want Giroud to stay.

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