Inter Milan have put negotiations with Chelsea for Olivier Giroud on hold after a proposed deal with Roma fell through.
The Italian side were looking to do a swap deal with their Serie A counterparts that would see Matteo Politano head to Rome and Leonardo Spinazzola head the other way.
However, that deal collapsed at the final moments when Roma tried to renegotiate, and as a result, the proposed move for Giroud has been put on hold.
According to Gazzetta Dello Sport, Inter had a ‘direct contact’ with Chelsea scheduled yesterday to negotiate a deal and decide upon compensation for the Frenchman.
However, this appointment was ‘taken off the agenda’ when the Politano-Spinazzola deal fell through, with a move for Giroud ‘impossible’, in terms of the numbers, if that move doesn’t happen.
While the negotiations for Giroud were put on hold, the Italians have pushed ahead with their interest in Victor Moses.
We brought you news yesterday that Antonio Conte was keen on a reunion with the Nigerian, who is currently out on loan with Fenerbahçe.
Gazzetta confirm that is the case and say Chelsea are open to a loan deal, although Fenerbahçe will have to be convinced to let Moses go six months early.
Inter see Moses as the perfect option to add further competition at wing-back, while it’s also suggested his desire to prove Maurizio Sarri, now at Juventus, wrong, is a bonus.
Moses is keen on a reunion with Conte too, having starred under the Italian boss during his time at Chelsea.