Transfer: Giroud opens up on Hazard, Courtois’ future at Chelsea


Chelsea striker, Olivier Giroud has spoken about the future of Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois at the club.

Both players have been linked with Real Madrid this summer, but it is Courtois who looks likely to seal a move to Spain this week.

“I don’t know about Thibaut,” Giroud said after Chelsea’s 5-4 penalty shootout victory over Lyon on Tuesday.

“It’s true that we have not seen him at training. If he leaves it’s going to be sad for us because he is a great keeper.”

Giroud is, however, happy that Hazard will remain at Stamford Bridge.

“We want to keep him at Chelsea. It’s a great feeling to play with this kind of player,” he said.

“Eden and I texted each other after the World Cup. He congratulated me and N’Golo Kante. I didn’t want to tease him about the semi-final. He had a very good World Cup and obviously he is a very special player,” he added.


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