Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has opened up on his current situation at Chelsea and revealed he held talks with the manager, Frank Lampard over a possible move before the end of the transfer window.

Chelsea bought Timo Werner from RB Leipzig and made his first-choice striker with Tammy Abraham the second-choice which leaves Giroud with as the third-choice.

The France international is aware of the implications and held talks with Lampard to find a solution.

“He’s a manager who’s got some good ideas in the game,” he told Onze Mondial, picked up by Express.

“He communicates well too, in the sense that he knows what he wants to tell his players. The message goes through well.

“Now, of course, there’s a need for time to work, to integrate the new players.

“Either way, I have a good relationship with him, especially after we got to know each other during those three days before the end of the transfer window.

“I was in his office, we were trying to find a solution and I eventually stayed. I’m staying another year, and I have a good relationship with him”

Giroud will likely try again in January if the situation doesn’t improve as he would like to be in top shape for the Euros next year.