"The thing is I just want to enjoy it because I'm 32 and I've won the World Cup. But I want to retire satisfied."

Giroud has started only seven Premier League games this season, while making 17 substitute appearances.

He has become a Europa League specialist for Chelsea, scoring nine times in 10 appearances in the current campaign.

Giroud admitted uncertainty over Chelsea's transfer options for next season has most likely led to a delay in talks.

Chelsea have appealed Fifa's two-window transfer embargo relating to the signings of players aged under 18, with a decision on that still pending.

The club could still take the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) should their Fifa appeal prove unsuccessful.

And Giroud admitted the current situation creates a transfer limbo, saying: "Obviously we still don't know if the club will have the opportunity to sign players or not.

"Maybe it's a bit confusing now. There is no reason that they are not going to give me one more year. But I need to be happy as well.

"The most important thing for me is to enjoy the game, to be happy on the pitch and to have more minutes. I'm a competitor. So I really want to play more."

Sarri was absent from the press conference after having an operation on a tooth on Wednesday, so Giroud may have felt more emboldened to speak his mind with only assistant Gianfranco Zola with him in front of the media.

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