Olivier Giroud ‘agrees to personal terms with Inter Milan’ and appears to be leaving Chelsea in the summer
Olivier Giroud ‘agrees personal terms with Inter Milan’ as Chelsea striker wants to leave Stamford Bridge for free in summer
- Earlier this month, it was claimed that Chelsea would give Olivier Giroud a new deal
- But Tuttosport in Italy now says he will sign a two-year contract with Inter Milan
- Giroud almost moved to Antonio Conte’s side in the January transfer window
- But he regained favor with Chelsea after an ankle injury from Tammy Abraham
Olivier Giroud has already agreed personal terms with Inter Milan and will leave Chelsea as a free agent in the summer, according to reports in Italy.
The French striker attempted to push through to San Siro in January after a frustrating first half of the season with Frank Lampard’s side.
Lazio was also interested in drawing the World Cup winner, but Chelsea blocked the move due to a lack of alternative options up front at Stamford Bridge.
Olivier Giroud has made personal arrangements with Inter Milan, according to reports in Italy
However, Giroud became Chelsea’s main striker after Tammy Abraham’s ankle injury before the season was interrupted due to the corona virus crisis.
Earlier this month, reports appeared that Chelsea wanted to extend his deal beyond the end of the current season, however Tuttosport now claim that Giroud has made a decision to move to Serie A.
He would therefore move to Inter for a free transfer, with the report claiming that he will sign a two-year contract with Antonio Conte’s men with a third-year option.
Giroud was close to Antonio Conte’s side in the January transfer window
But Giroud stayed and returned to favor after an ankle injury from Tammy Abraham
The news comes a few days after reports claiming the former Arsenal striker was ready to take a hefty blow to his current wages of £ 135,000 a week.
If he joins Inter, Gazzetta dello Sport claiming that Giroud could earn around £ 110,000 a week, which would be in line with the wages of some of the Italian club’s top earners.
Giroud turns 34 in September, scoring three goals this season in just 13 competitive matches for his club.
As the Frenchman moves on, reports on Sunday suggest the Blues could make a move for highly rated German striker Luca Waldschmidt as his replacement, reportedly having a £ 20 million move on the cards.
Reports earlier this month claimed he could be offered a new deal to stay on Stamford Bridge