Olivier Giroud and Thiago Silva have opted to extend their stay at Chelsea for another season, while Thomas Tuchel was rewarded a contract extension until 2024 after winning the Champions League.
Despite being linked heavily to AC Milan, Giroud has extended his stay at Chelsea after winning the Champions League. However, goalkeeper Willy Caballero will leave after four years with the club.
Having joined from Arsenal in 2018, Giroud has scored 39 goals in 119 appearances for
Chelsea. Speaking to reporters, Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said “Olivier has been such a crucial part of so many big moments for this club, from his contribution to our FA Cup victory in 2018 to scoring 11 goals on the way to winning the Europa League in 2019.”
“He has continued to score significant goals, and we will never forget his effort against Atletico Madrid on the way to winning the Champions League this season.”
“With so much to still to play for, there was only one decision we could make when we exercised the option to extend his contract back in April.“
Speaking on Thiago Silva’s extension, the Chelsea director said “When we brought Thiago Silva in last summer, we knew we were adding a world-class player to the squad. He has had a huge influence on and off the pitch for us.”
“We said when he signed that we hoped Thiago would add new trophies to his impressive list of honours, and he has done just that with our success in the Champions League. We hope that he carries on in exactly the same fashion in the coming year.”