Even before the winter market opened on January 1st, there were various reports indicating Inter Milan’s interest in Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud.

With a lack of minutes at Stamford Bridge and contract expiring after this season, Frank Lampard admitted the striker could leave the Blues this month.

Despite attracting interest from elsewhere, the France international gave preference only to the Serie A side.

FcInterNews now claims the former Arsenal man is the ‘first choice’ target for Antonio Conte, but the Nerazzurri have other plans.

Before the Italian side bring in a new attacker, they will have to find a solution for Matteo Politano.

Embed from Getty Images

According to the report, Napoli are interested in signing Politano on loan worth €2m plus redemption set at €18m plus €2m in bonuses.

The Naples club are ready to offer their own player, Fernando Llorente as a part of the deal to sign Politano. If Llorente moves to the San Siro, then it would force Inter to end their interest in Giroud.

It remains to be seen how things will progress with just over a week left in the window.