Last night, news broke in Italy that Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud had reached a provisional agreement with Serie A Champions Juventus over a possible move.

Italian transfer market expert, Di Marzio stated on his website that the French striker had agreed a two-year contract in principle with the Serie A champions worth €4.5m a year, and could move to Italy if Juventus and Chelsea agree a deal.

And went on to state that Chelsea were asking for €5m transfer fee but Juventus didn’t respond as they were trying to buy more time to see if other options would appear before the end of the window.

However, the player himself has rubbished such claims and categorically said ‘it’s untrue’.

“I was surprised to receive messages from mates talking about the Juventus rumour,” he told Telefoot.

“It is far from the truth. I am a Chelsea player & I feel good here. I did not have a great end of season just to leave without a bit of faith.”

Giroud, Abraham and new signing Timo Werner are all in contention to start Chelsea’s first Premier League game of the season against Brighton on Monday.