Olivier Giroud has opened up on his Chelsea move to AC Milan last year, speaking about why he wanted to leave. The French international made the move to the Serie A side last July, on a two year contract and he made 15 goal contributions in 29 league appearances, in his first campaign at the Italian club.

Giroud has had a wealth of experience in the Premier League, playing for Arsenal for six years before his move to Chelsea. The striker made over 100 appearances for the Blues, scoring 39 goals and registering 14 assists.

The 35-year-old seems to have found a new lease of life in Milan, which came at the right time for him, as he wasn't high on the pecking order, in his final season at Chelsea. Now Giroud has explained the hardship of his final months with the Blues and his potential exit options.

"At that time, I was not getting regular playing time at Chelsea, I was the third-choice striker, so I tried to find a solution with Frank Lampard. I couldn’t remain in that situation," he admitted last week.

"I wanted to leave, but Lampard told me that he needed a replacement. He promised me that I would have had more chances and gave me the opportunity to do so, I think I scored eight goals in the final ten games of the season. At that time, Italian clubs were very interested."