Inter Milan Considering Free Swoop Of Olivier Giroud

Inter Milan are back on the chase for Olivier Giroud after missing out on him in January.

Chelsea were hesitant to let the Frenchman leave without bringing in a replacement. So, they never enteratined Inter’s offers even when Giroud showed a desire to leave.

Tammy Abraham is the clear starting choice under Frank Lampard and his 15 goals in 34 appearances this season indicates why. However, he is still developing as a striker in the Premier League. Giroud could have served as a optimal backup but the veteran is not fully suited to Lampard’s style of play.

He was pressured into leaving Chelsea this season by his national team coach, Didier Deschamps. A lack of playing time damaged his chances of featuring the 2020 European Championship for France. Ideally, the 33-year-old would have liked to head over to San Siro where Inter are enjoying a rejuvinated season under Antonio Conte.

Reports claimed that Giroud was looking forward to reuniting with his former boss. Chelsea could have also recouped some of the £18m they spent on him but will now have to settle for letting him go for free. Roman Abramovich is expected to back Lampard in signing a replacement in the summer.

Previously Olympique Lyon’s Moussa Dembele was reportedly a top target for the Blues but now, it seems to be RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner. Jadon Sancho is also on Chelsea’s shortlist.

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