Every transfer window for the past two years, Olivier Giroud has been sent to Italy by various members of the media.
It’s an easy story to write, since Serie A has seen many veterans succeed over the years, and Antonio Conte’s desire to reunite with the Frenchman has never been a secret.
Last year saw his contract extended by the Blues for the current season, where he has once again showcased his value to the squad by scoring important goals when called upon.
Now in the Champions League semi-finals, Giroud knows his future is a bit up in the air, with his deal once again running down and clubs waiting patiently for the situation to play out.
Inter are among those, and FC Inter News know ‘there is no advanced speech’ regarding a renewal and ‘the only certainty is the expiration of his current contract’.
The website say Conte’s side, Juventus and AS Roma ‘are still interested in the centre forward’, and while ‘the economic availability’ remains an issue for the San Siro club, ‘the fact Giroud is a zero parameter can be an assist’.
Seen as the ‘ideal deputy for Romelu Lukaku’ at Inter, the Turin side also ‘need a new striker and the feeling is that there is not much to spend’, while for those residing in the capital city, ‘it’s easy to assume the Giallorossi will make an attempt’, especially if Maurizio Sarri takes over from Paulo Fonseca.
A lot will also depend on what Giroud wants, which is allegedly a ‘two-year contract because he feels whole and still able to make a difference’.
Either way, a queue us growing outside the France international’s door, meaning we are bracing ourselves for a busy next few months.