Reports have been all over the media that Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has agreed to sign a two-year contract with Juventus.

But the veteran French striker has rubbished such claims, stating that he has not been contacted by the Serie A giants.

The rumour came following Timo Werner’s £47.5 million arrival in west London this summer which could affect Giroud’s playing time especially as another young striker Tammy Abraham is ready to compete as Chelsea’s first choice striker.

“I haven’t spoken to Lampard. One thing is certain: the competition [in the squad] will pull us all to the top. A great club should have different options in each position,” said the Frenchman in an interview with Telefoot.

“We want to be in the race for the title and I’m here. I finished the season well and I proved to the manager that he can count on me.

“Werner does not have the same profile as me, so I hope to get some playing time.”

Giroud was set to leave Chelsea on January but signed a one-year deal instead when the Blues couldn’t find a possible replacement at the end of the transfer window.

But the 33-year-old can still prove to be a great asset to Lampard despite Werner’s arrival from RB Leipzig.