Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Giroud could join Inter Miami, Jorginho admits Arsenal talks, Rennes build-up


Frank Lampard wants Olivier Giroud to stay at Stamford Bridge.

The Frenchman has been stuck on the bench this season and rumours of a January move abound.

But Lampard wants his reserve forward to stay put and will ‘cross the January bridge’ when he comes to it.

He told reporters: “There is competition in the forward areas at Chelsea. Everyone has to take that one. I saw Oli’s agent’s quotes and I thought nothing of them. Oli and I have very open conversations.

“He wants to play. When he doesn’t play he is an incredible support for the other players. He trains brilliantly no matter what.

“We will cross that January bridge when it comes, but my thought has to be the strength of our squad.”

Elsewhere, Wayne Rooney has revealed how his potential move to Chelsea unfolded in 2010.

He told the UTD Podcast: “I think it was well documented that Chelsea and Mourinho wanted to sign me.

“There was Real Madrid, Barcelona and the Man City thing keeps cropping up, but there was never the option for me to go there. In my head, at the time, in that two-day period, I was ready to go and play in Spain.

“Ideally, I would have liked to have gone to Barcelona, but it was looking more likely to be Real Madrid than Barcelona. Chelsea were always there as well.”

And, according to the Telegraph, Fikayo Tomori may be allowed to leave on loan in January.

The 22-year-old was linked to West Ham in the autumn.

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