Olivier Giroud is frustrated by lack of Chelsea game time and has hinted that he is prepared to return to France in search of more football.
The 32-year-old, who is out of contract in the summer, has made just six Premier League starts this season.
Giroud, who won the World Cup with France last summer, was also part of the Chelsea side which lifted the FA Cup last season but is firmly behind the on-loan Gonzalo Higuain in the current pecking order.
According to Giroud, he said: “Today, I have the impression there is clearly no competition [for places in the attack] since January.
It’s like that, I know that I will only play in the Europa League, I try to do what it takes to be as effective and as important as I can for the team.”