- Giroud has fallen down the pecking order behind Abraham and Batshuayi under Lampard.
- The striker's game time at Chelsea has dropped dramatically.
- Deschamps could leave him out the France squad for Euro 2020 if the situation doesn't change.
- The transfer ban complicates things for Giroud's potential exit.
- The 33-year-old's contract runs until the summer.
Oliver Giroud has registered just 117 minutes of the Premier League football this season. The 33-year-old hasn't scored in any of his four appearances.
“His position is becoming far too uncomfortable,” Didier Deschamps said ahead of the November internationals as quoted by Express. “I have confidence in him but it is necessary that his personal situation is better in March.
“He needs game time – he needs it. His situation has not been ideal for two months but it is getting worse. I hope that I will not have questions to ask myself in March.”
According to L'Equipe, the striker understands his 'precarious situation' at Chelsea and might push for January exit.
However, even if Giroud does decide to leave, it may not be enough: Frank Lampard is likely to keep him unless the transfer ban is overturned in January. The appeal will be heard on November 20, although the decision might take even more time.