Olivier Giroud came off the bench and scored a late winner for Chelsea in their 2-1 victory over Rennes on Tuesday.
The striker has seen his opportunities restricted as he’s yet to start a match in the league or the Champions League this season.
On November 19th, Giroud’s agent opened the door for a January transfer, if there is no change in his client’s situation at Stamford Bridge.
A day later, the player himself admitted he will have to make a decision on his future in the winter market.
The France international was a target for Inter Milan in the past, and according to Calciomercato, he’s back on the Serie A side’s radar as they are looking for a new striker in the next window.
Arkadiusz Milik remains the favourite target for the Nerazzurri, but the San Siro side are not receiving encouragement from Napoli for his signing.
Therefore, Inter chiefs Giuseppe Marotta and Piero Ausilio are keeping track of other alternatives, which is where Giroud fits in.
The outlet are of the belief the recent comments made by the former Arsenal star suggest he’s open to leaving the Blues, in search of more playing time and also to not risk his place with Les Bleus.
Although there are sirens from MLS, Giroud’s priority is to continue in Europe, and the idea of working again under [former Chelsea manager] Antonio Conte at Inter ‘teases’ him.
The Italian club, however, will have to deal with the ‘wall raised’ by Frank Lampard, who considers Giroud an important figure in Chelsea’s dressing room and doesn’t want to let him leave in January. The situation could unlock if the frontman confirm his ‘will to leave’.
Giroud could be a cheaper option than Milik for Conte’s side and Inter are waiting to see how things develop in the coming weeks.