In our look at the latest Chelsea-related news stories from the media, Steven Gerrard reacts to reports of Rangers seeking to sign Olivier Giroud from the Blues, Conor Gallagher talks about his desire to become a star at Chelsea and Rob Green explains why Eden Hazard is not interested in playing in the Bundesliga.

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Gerrard denies Giroud interest

According to Sky Sports, Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has distanced himself from reports suggesting the Scottish club are planning to sign Olivier Giroud from Chelsea in January.

French newspaper L'Equipe has claimed the Glasgow side are keen to sign the France international striker and have already made contact with him over a potential deal.

However, Gerrard said he knew nothing about the story suggesting he was weighing up a bid for the 33-year-old, who has half a season left on his Chelsea contract.

‘We are getting linked with some good players. I don't know anything about it, to be honest,’ said the former England midfielder.

‘If someone knows something about it, give them my number. That's the first I've heard of it.

‘He's a good player, though.’

Gallagher wants to emulate Mount

In an interview with the Sun, Conor Gallagher has spoken of how he hopes to emulate his former Chelsea youth team-mate Mason Mount and become part of the senior team at Stamford Bridge next season.

The 19-year-old, who has impressed on loan at Championship side Charlton this season, said Mount is serving as an inspiration to him after his exploits with the Blues in our current campaign.

‘That’s what has given me the amount of belief I have. If I carry on doing well, there is a good chance I can carry on next season playing for Chelsea,’ said Gallagher.

‘Mason, who is a mate of mine as well, plays in a similar position to me, so I’ve watched him a lot. It’s nice to see he’s doing well and someone I can look up to.

‘We have come through the academy system and shared so many experiences.

‘We used to go abroad for tournaments. In one of the finals, I was playing with Mason and Declan Rice in midfield. It’s crazy to think that both of them are playing for England.

‘Hopefully one day I can join them.’

Gallagher also spoke about the support he has received from manager Frank Lampard, who he idolised during his playing days.

‘He sent me a message saying how happy he is for me, that my work at Charlton isn’t going unnoticed and everyone is talking about me,’ added the youngster of the Blues boss.

‘I’m a Chelsea fan and he was always their best player as I was growing up. He is the all-time top scorer, a box-to-box midfielder. That’s just how I want to be.’

Hazard not keen on Bayern move

According to TalkSport, former Chelsea goalkeeper Rob Green has revealed Eden Hazard had no desire to join Bayern Munich from the Blues because he did not want to create a rivalry with his younger brother Thorgan in the German Bundesliga.

Hazard left Stamford Bridge to join Real Madrid in the summer but Green, who was our third-choice goalkeeper last season, said in an interview with The Athletic that there were other clubs interested in the Belgian including the reigning German champions.

However, Hazard was not interested in overshadowing his brother, who joined Borussia Monchengladbach from Chelsea on a permanent deal in 2015 before moving to Borussia Dortmund last summer.

‘Eden ruled it out,’ said Green of the Bayern offer.

‘He was like “I’m not going there because my brother Thorgan is playing in Germany. It would turn into Eden Hazard and his brother”.

‘He was basically saying that his brother can be known as Thorgan Hazard there rather than only be referred to as Eden Hazard’s brother.

‘That could come across as a touch of arrogance but it was actually a magnanimous thing to do.’