Olivier Giroud: Inter Milan close on Chelsea striker | Football News

Last Updated: 12/01/20 12:06pm

Olivier Giroud’s Chelsea contract expires in the summer

Inter Milan are close to an agreement with Chelsea over a deal for Olivier Giroud, according to Sky in Italy.

Officials from the Serie A side held talks with the French striker’s agents last week.

Sky in Italy reported on Friday that Giroud, whose Blues deal expires in the summer, had agreed a two-and-a-half-year contract.

There is less than £1m (€1m) between Chelsea’s request and Inter’s offer. The Blues have asked for £4.3m plus £850,000 (€5m + €1m), while Inter have offered £3.4m plus £850,000 (€4m + €1m).

There is an ongoing exchange of emails and there is a desire to close the deal as soon as possible.

Lyon have also been keen to sign the 33-year-old forward, while Aston Villa made a loan approach earlier in the window.

Giroud was at Stamford Bridge on Saturday watching the 3-0 win over Burnley from behind the team’s dugout.

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