The Inter Milan swap deal that is set to boost Chelsea and Frank Lampard’s transfer budget

The January transfer window has been open for just over two weeks now, and things are beginning to heat up.

Chelsea are yet to make any signings but have loaned out Danny Drinkwater to Aston Villa, while youngster Marc Guehi has joined Swansea City for the remainder of the season.

And it’s looking likely that Blues head coach Frank Lampard will oversee at least one more departure before deadline day.

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Olivier Giroud’s time in English football appears to be coming to an end.

The Frenchman has had a frustrating season thus far with only seven appearances for the Blues across all competitions as Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi are ahead of him in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.

With Euro 2020 fast approaching, the 33-year-old has been urged to leave west London in order to play more regularly during the second half of the season.

Hence links to Newcastle United as well as Aston Villa.

However, all signs are pointing towards Giroud being reunited with Antonio Conte at Inter Milan in the coming days after reportedly agreeing terms with the Serie A outfit.

The Standard are even reporting that the ex-Arsenal striker will undergo his medical with Inter as early as this weekend.

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One reason for the delay has been down to Inter’s need to offload a player.

La Gazzetta dello Sport  reported that the Frenchman was not able to join Inter until Matteo Politano was off the books.

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