The Blues need to sell one striker, in order for another one to arrive.
And it seems that the Frenchman will get his expected move away.
Tottenham need a new striker before the transfer window slams shut on Friday, but chairman Daniel Levy has reportedly only given Jose Mourinho £10 million to spend. As a result, they are reportedly interested in making a move for out-of-favour Chelsea star Olivier Giroud.
Jose Mourinho has been desperately seeking additional forward options during the January transfer window, with Harry Kane having suffered a torn hamstring against Southampton on New Year’s Day that is likely to see him miss the majority of the remainder of the season.
Tottenham have made an inquiry for Olivier Giroud. He’s a possibility as Krzysztof Piatek (still no agreement with AC Milan) – Chelsea are not convinced yet to sell him to Spurs.— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 28, 2020
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According to Sky Italia, Spurs have entered ngotiations with Giroud and have thus, offered him a 1.5-year contract. Inter Milan are no longer convinced that signing a striker is a good idea and they have asked the Frenchman to wait for them until June. The 33-year-old doesn’t consider than an option as he needs playing time to earn a spot at Euro 2020.
However, the Blues don’t seem to like the idea of letting their player join a rival club. The lack of options and the possible arrival of Dries Mertens could change their minds.