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Olivier Giroud: Inter Milan to refresh bid for Chelsea striker after Fernando Llorente loan deal collapses | Football News

By Sky in Italy

Last Updated: 24/01/20 5:43pm

Olivier Giroud has started only two Premier League games under Frank Lampard

Inter Milan will refresh their bid to sign Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud after a loan deal for Napoli and former Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente fell through, according to Sky in Italy.

Inter have agreed a deal with Napoli for winger Matteo Politano, who will arrive at the San Paolo on an initial loan with obligation to buy for a total value of £21m (€25m).

Llorente was thought to be part of the deal and was set to move to the San Siro on a six-month loan, but Napoli decided to block his exit to provide back-up cover to Belgium striker Dries Mertens, who remains sidelined with a thigh injury.

As a result, Inter boss Conte has requested to revive their efforts to sign Giroud, who had already agreed personal terms with the club in a two-and-a-half-year deal.

Inter have been on the hunt for a back-up striker to Lautaro Martinez and former Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku, who praised Conte and spoke about his life in Italy in an exclusive interview with Sky Sports News.

Former Chelsea boss Conte could be welcoming four Premier League players to the San Siro this month, as he has already signed Ashley Young and Victor Moses from Manchester United and Chelsea respectively and is also close to a deal for Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen.

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