Inter Milan have reportedly agreed a two-and-a-half-year contract with wantaway Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud but now have to convince the Londoners to sell
Although the Nerazzurri have already struck an agreement with the player, they now need to satisfy Chelsea’s demands to close the operation this January, as per the Daily Mail.
The Blues are reportedly seeking a fee between £6.8m and £8.5m to give the green light and permit the 33-year-old to reunite with his former boss Antonio Conte.
Giroud has found himself behind Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi in Franck Lampard’s pecking order, registering just two Premier League starts so far this campaign.
Therefore, the France international is determined to leave Stamford Bridge for more regular first-team action and has already informed the club’s hierarchy about his decision to find a new challenge.
Giroud has been pushing for a move away from Stamford Bridge in order to gain regular first-team football, with Inter Milan closing in on a deal for the Frenchman https://t.co/azpI0Rs9bK pic.twitter.com/Pr9fUr84MS— Footy Corner (@footycor) January 10, 2020
Giroud’s contract is due to expire at the end of the season, which helps him to put pressure on Chelsea to sanction his transfer to Serie A this winter and avoid losing him without a compensation fee next summer.
Meanwhile, Conte is looking to bolster his attacking options this winter to provide Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku with some breathing space in an exhausting title battle with Juventus.
The Argentinean and the Belgian have been unstoppable this season, racking up 23 goals altogether, but they might need some rest to avoid injuries.
Hence, Conte has opted to make a move for his former Chelsea protégé to increase his teams’ attacking firepower and aid Giroud in his effort to revive his career.