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Chelsea star Olivier Giroud to take pay cut to sign three-year Inter Milan deal

Chelsea star Olivier Giroud would have to take a pay in order to complete a transfer to Inter Milan.

The France international will see his contract expire in the summer.

It looked likely that his Blues career would be over earlier in the season, with Frank Lampard seemingly against utilising him.

But with Tammy Abraham experiencing some fitness problems, Giroud has stepped in and performed admirably.

The Frenchman’s goal record remains questionable, however, with just three goals in 13 appearances this season.

Nevertheless, his recent form has seen hope that his Chelsea career could be elongated despite a failed transfer away in January.

Olivier Giroud’s time at Chelsea looks set to come to an end
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Inter Milan tried the sign the former Arsenal star in the winter window but the Blues could not find a replacement.

But the Serie A outfit are not going away and have prepared a three-year deal to take him away from Stamford Bridge when his contract expires this summer, report Gazzetta dello Sport.

That would trump any offer Chelsea have prepared, who are unlikely to offer anything past a year to the 33-year-old.

However, GdS further report that the target man will have to take a pay cut to complete a move to the San Siro.

Giroud has been offered a three-year deal at Inter
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Antonio Conte, who managed in west London for two seasons, is keen on landing Giroud to further bolster his frontline.

Romelu Lukaku has been his main man up top, with the former Manchester United star being a huge hit since moving to Italy last summer.

But Conte wants back-up for the Belgian – while also turning an eye to the Premier League and their castaways.

Ashley Young, Victor Moses and Alexis Sanchez have all moved to Inter, while also landing Tottenham star Christian Eriksen.

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