Inter Milan, Newcastle and the three other clubs who Olivier Giroud could join on deadline day

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has been heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge during the January transfer window.

The Frenchman has found playing time hard to come by under Blues’ head coach Frank Lampard, finding himself behind both Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi in the pecking order.

The 33-year-old has made seven appearances in all competitions this season, with his one goal of the campaign coming in the UEFA Super Cup defeat to Liverpool back in August.

Giroud is out of contract at Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, meaning he is likely to leave for nothing during the summer window.

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He has scored 78 goals in 225 Premier League appearances for both Chelsea and Arsenal, so it’s perhaps no surprise that there is a lot of interest in signing the striker in January.

But, if the Frenchman does complete a deadline day move, where could he end up? Here’s all the clubs who have been linked so far.

Inter Milan

Have been the most heavily linked with the striker, there were reports that a medical was booked after the Serie A side, after they agreed terms on a two-and-a-half year deal with the player.

Reports (via Sky in Italy) claim that Inter will make a deadline day move in order to try and revive the deal and get it over the line before the window closes in a matter of hours.

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Newcastle United

Newcastle were linked with a loan move for the Frenchman at the start of the window, with The Telegraph reporting that the Magpies made contact with the Blues over the possibility.

However, they were met with the stance that the Blues are still maintaining, that they won’t let the striker go unless they bring someone else in.

Steve Bruce is still said to be monitoring the situation and could still make a deadline day move for the Frenchman, although reports suggest that…


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