Chelsea star Olivier Giroud will be staying at Stamford Bridge until the end of the season.
And Inter Milan are reportedly to blame for the Frenchman being stuck in limbo in west London.
This hasn’t impressed people in Giroud’s camp, with one speaking out about the failed transfer.
A source close to the striker told French outlet RMC: “Inter Milan’s attitude towards Olivier Giroud has been very disrespectful.
“We’ve made a player who’s behaving in an exemplary fashion and who had given priority to Inter Milan wait and even shimmer with anticipation.”
Inter told Giroud that they needed to first secure moves for fellow Premier League stars Ashley Young and Christian Eriksen before pushing ahead with his deal.
After the latter was brought in from Tottenham, the Serie A club are said to have then told Chelsea they could no longer afford to do a deal.
Lampard told Giroud he could still leave if a replacement was brought in.
Olivier Giroud looks set to stay at stamford Bridge until the end of the season
But Chelsea failed to secure a deal for Napoli star Dries Mertens.
The Premier League side admitted defeat when it came to signing an alternative and as such, Giroud will stay.
“He has been incredible as a player and a man during this time,” added Lampard, who has not added to his squad during the January window,” Lampard said today.
“Will he leave? No. He trained today. No ins and no outs.
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“We all know that there has been interest and I have sat here in every press conference and said ‘if it’s right for Olivier, for myself and the club’ and he has been impeccable in that period.
“Some things are not in my control.
“It’s clear that we wanted to bring players in.
“I certainly wanted to bring players in. I think I’ve made that pretty clear over the last few weeks…