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Fernando Llorente talks with Inter Milan could end Olivier Giroud interest | Football News

Spanish striker Llorente could switch from Napoli to Inter on 18-month loan deal

Last Updated: 23/01/20 10:08am

Fernando Llorente is in talks with Inter Milan over a loan move from Napoli

Inter Milan are in talks with Napoli striker Fernando Llorente, according to Sky in Italy, which could signal an end to their interest in signing Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud.

Former Tottenham target man Llorente joined Napoli in the summer and has scored four goals in 23 appearances this season, including the second in the 2-0 Champions League win against Liverpool in September.

Llorente was offered back to Spurs as their hunt for a striker to replace the injured Harry Kane continues, but it looks unlikely with the north London club currently in talks with Real Sociedad’s Willian Jose.

Olivier Giroud was close to a move to Inter Milan, but their interest in Llorente could jeopardise the transfer

Should Inter sign Llorente on a proposed 18-month loan deal, it will end Antonio Conte’s pursuit of signing Giroud from former club Chelsea.

The two clubs were close to an agreement for Giroud to move to Italy, however, Inter seem keen to explore the option of a similar style player in Llorente.

Another key aspect of the deal with Napoli would see Inter winger Matteo Politano move in the opposite direction on an 18-month loan with an obligation to buy for around £21.1m.

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