Chelsea round-up: Latest transfer interests for Giroud, Rudiger unhappy, Green on Kepa

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Chelsea round-up: Latest on Giroud and interest from Ligue 1, Rudiger unhappy, Green on Kepa

Marseille want out-of-contract star Giroud

Chelsea striker Oliver Giroud has now gained interest from Ligue 1 outfit Marseille. Juventus have also shown interest for the French striker, but it is learnt that top Serie A teams from Milan, have withdrawn their interest for Giroud.

The French striker is running out of contract next summer nonetheless he has attracted interest from a host of clubs due to his good form.

Giroud has gone down the pecking order of Frank Lampard, who has preferred new signing Timo Werner so far.

Rudiger unhappy over lack of playing time

Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger has vented his frustration over his lack of playing time this season, with Lampard preferring Kurt Zouma and Thiago Silva in defence.

Rudiger has only made 5 appearances in the Premier League and also been subject to exit from the club in January, with Barcelona interested in him.

The German defender said, “I can’t be satisfied with my situation, but the fight has been accepted.’ ‘What will happen in January is a long way off. I’m completely relaxed.”

Green not happy with Chelsea’s stance with Kepa

Former goalkeeper Rob Green has said that Blues are financially entangled with the presence of Kepa Arrizabalaga.

The Spaniard has never lived up to his expensive price tag. Furthermore, he went through a rough patch last season.

It later led the Blues to sign Edouard Mendy from Rennes and he has shown good signs so far.

Green said, “It’s a tough sell. It’s a numbers thing.”

“Chelsea and [their director] Marina Granovskaia are not in the business of losing money.

“They have an asset which is depreciating greatly but with football clubs in the financial state they’re in, it’s going to be tough to put something together.

I’m not even talking just about selling, even a loan is going to be a struggle.

“The transfer fee and the wages [believed to be around £170,000 a week] is the biggest obstacle to resolving the situation.”