Giroud has been in advanced talks to leave the Blues.
But is it still uncertain whether the move will be finalized.
Inter Milan are targetting two Chelsea players this winter, with one being loan returnee Moses. The other one is striker Olivier Giroud, who has been out of favour at the Stamford Bridge. But, after the plug was pulled on a proposed swap deal involving Matteo Politano and Roma’s Leonardo Spinazzola, Inter CEO Marotta has accepted it is likely they will need to sell other players before any move for Giroud can be signed off on.
The Nerazzurri have been in talks with Giroud for a number of weeks, with terms reportedly agreed between the Italian side and the striker. However, tehre is no agreement between the two clubs, since Inter Milan can’t sign Giroud until they sell Politano, and the collapse of his move to Roma only complicates the transfer merry-go-round.
When asked if shipping Politano off is necessary to bring in the Chelsea striker, Marotta told Sky Sports: “Yes, it could be the case. It is normal that management and market operators to strike up this or that negotiation, it is equally normal to estimate that a conclusion cannot be reached for multiple reasons.
“With his entourage, we have spoken and we will make the right evaluations. The moves could be linked, but what doesn’t happen today could happen tomorrow.”