Chelsea intend to take up their option to extend Olivier Giroud’s contract by a year to prevent him becoming a free agent in the summer.
The 33-year-old’s deal is due to expire on June 30, but, by extending it, Chelsea will be able to ask for a transfer fee if they decide to sell him.
He was close to joining Inter Milan in January but Chelsea blocked the move because they were unable to sign a replacement for the French World Cup winner.
Lazio and Tottenham also tried to sign him in the last transfer window.
Chelsea signed Giroud from Arsenal in an £18m deal in January 2018 and he has since won the Europa League and FA Cup at Stamford Bridge.
By Sky Sports