Olivier Giroud is set to undergo a medical at Inter Milan by this weekend after Chelsea agreed a deal to sell the striker.
A fee worth £4.7m, including just under £1m in add-ons, has been settled on.
The 33-year-old will subsequently get his wish and will seemingly swap Stamford Bridge for the San Siro by the end of the week.
Giroud’s contract at Chelsea is due to expire at the end of the season, and he wants regular game time before the summer.
Frank Lampard has been unable to guarantee him any regular action with Tammy Abraham being prioritised up top.
Giroud wants to give himself the best chance of earning a place in France’s squad for Euro 2020.
And he will subsequently team up with former manager Antonio Conte, who signed him from Arsenal at Chelsea back in January 2018.
Giroud has provided some valuable contributions for the Blues in his two years in west London.
That includes being the Europa League’s top scorer last season as he helped Chelsea clinch the trophy, beating old club Arsenal and scoring against them in the final.
LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 17: Olivier Giroud of Chelsea FC applauds the fans after the UEFA Champions League group H match between Chelsea FC and Valencia CF at Stamford Bridge on September 17, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)
This season, though, he has made only seven appearances in all competitions, chipping in with one goal.
At Inter, Giroud will secure a long-term future too, penning a contract until June 2022, tying him down for the next two-and-a-half years in Milan.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio , he is expected in Italy for his medical in the coming days and looks to have played his last game for Chelsea.
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The Blues have been reluctant to let him and Michy Batshuayi go this month as they look for further top quality support to Abraham.