Olivier Giroud’s current deal at Chelsea expires in 2020 and he’s made only two starts in all competitions, both of which came in August.
The France international’s contract situation and limited playing time has only increased the number of reports linking him with a move to Inter Milan in January.
FcInterNews claims the 33-year-old is Antonio Conte’s preferred target, but the Nerazzurri are set to face competition from Crystal Palace and Borussia Dortmund for the striker.
Regarding the Eagles, it’s claimed the Premier League side have ‘moved concretely’ with the intention of satisfying the Blues frontman’s economic demands for a transfer.
Dortmund have talked about a move with his entourage and despite the introduction of the Bundesliga club and Palace in the transfer race, Inter remains the first option for Giroud.
The player is demanding a two-and-a-half-year contract and if that’s too long, he would be satisfied if Inter offer him an 18 month contract worth €8m.
FcInterNews states finding an agreement with Giroud isn’t going to be an issue, but convincing Frank Lampard’s side to sanction the transfer in January will be a tough task.
Giroud will request Chelsea’s board to let him leave the club as he’s in search of minutes to boost his chances of making it to Euro 2020 with France.