Olivier Giroud’s time at Chelsea came to an end last week when he completed a permanent move to AC Milan, with the Serie A side reportedly investing €2m to west London club, to acquire the striker’s services.

Meanwhile, Milan’s derby rivals, Inter, are also in the market for a new striker, according to FcInterNews.

It’s claimed the Italian champions have several options and among them is Giroud’s former Chelsea teammate, Michy Batshuayi.

The 27-year-old spent the previous campaign on loan at Crystal Palace and with a year left on his contract, an exit from Stamford Bridge could be on the cards this summer.

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It’s claimed the Belgium international could be made available in a ‘favourable’ operation that would cost a club just ‘a few million’, similar to the one Milan did to sign Giroud.

Even if the conditions are there to sign Batshuayi, however, the option to sign the Blues attacker ‘does not warm’ Inter’s management.

Meanwhile, an intermediary offered Liverpool striker Divock Origi to Simone Inzaghi’s side but his high salary and a long contract demand has put off Inter.