It might have been a bit quiet of late, but Inter’s interest in Olivier Giroud is still there, it’s just he’s second on their list now.

Top of it is former Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente, currently at Napoli, but Antonio Conte’s side’s desire to insert him in the deal taking Mateo Politano to Naples hasn’t been agreed just yet.

Gazzetta dello Sport explain on Tuesday that talks continue in that direction to try and see if a middle ground can be found, but should that fail to happen, Inter would then turn their attention back to the Chelsea player, with whom they’ve had an agreement ‘for weeks’.

However, the Premier League side’s reluctance to lower their demands of €8m for a 33-year-old with just six months left on his contract remains a problem for Beppe Marotta and co., who’d much rather get someone for cheaper.

Times is running out for clubs, with just three days left in the transfer window, but if the Llorente deal doesn’t take place, perhaps we’ll see a sudden change of heart from Inter, and they’ll simply pay up what Chelsea are asking for.