Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is stated to have already agreed personal terms with Inter Milan and he will join them on a complimentary transfer at the end of the campaign, a report from Tuttosport (through Football Italia) claims.
The Frenchman was desperate to leave the Blues during the January transfer window after manager Frank Lampard chose the likes of Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi ahead of him for the striker’s role.
The Nerazzurri were his favoured transfer location however the move was obstructed after the west London side were not able to sign a replacement prior to the transfer due date.
As a result, the 33- year-old had no option however to stay with the Blues which brought a modification in fortunes after the winter season break with him taking advantage of Abraham’s injury issues.
Prior to the coronavirus shutdown, Giroud had the ability to score 2 goals from 5 starts for the club however it still appears that he sees his future far from the capital outfit.
Based On Tuttosport, the Nerazzurri have already settled personal terms with the World Cup winner and the striker will officially sign up with the club when his Blues contract ends during the summer.
It is added that the France international has been handed a two-year contract by the Serie A outfit with the option for another 12 months, must he impress under ex-Blues boss Antonio Conte.
Giroud is anticipated to include for the Blues when the season recommences after the suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic and he might maintain his beginning area ahead of Abraham.
Still, Lampard’s side are actively seeking to sign a young striker with important first-team experience and Giroud understands that he might be lowered the choice order when more.
Giroud will turn 34 in September and a two-year offer at Inter with the option of a 3rd, is definitely more attractive than a 1 year contract extension at Stamford Bridge.