With less than six months left on Olivier Giroud’s contract at Chelsea, Frank Lampard admitted the Blues could allow the striker leave in the winter market.
Inter Milan are keen on acquiring the 33-year-old’s services and despite interest from other clubs, reports coming out of Italy and France from earlier this week explained the striker’s desire to join the Serie A side.
On Thursday, there were developments in the track leading the France international to the San Siro and Sky Italia brings in the latest update.
Giroud is ‘absolutely convinced’ with Inter’s project and the report once again states the Nerazzurri remain a priority for him, despite having offers from elsewhere.
It’s claimed Antonio Conte’s side and the former Arsenal star’s entourage have found an agreement for a two-and-a-half-year deal. This is only applicable in January and not after this season, when he’ll be a free agent.
Inter will now have to deal with the Europa League winners for the player to arrive in Italy.
Chelsea are demanding €8-10m, but the Nerazzurri don’t want to spend more than €4-5m on the World Cup winner.
There’s time for Inter to convince the English side to lower their demands for Giroud.