Inter are heating up their interest in unhappy Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, according to a report from today’s paper edition of the Milano based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, with the Milanese side hoping to sign the Frenchman in January.
The report details how the 33-year-old French striker has asked Chelsea to leave in January so he can gain more playing time with a different club in order to earn his spot in France’s squad for Euro 2020 next summer. Inter are ready to offer him an 18-month contract worth around €8 million total, but Giroud is hoping for a two-and-a-half-year contract tying him to Inter until 2022.
Furthermore, Inter CEO Beppe Marotta is concerned about offering the longer deal with the amount of uncertainties that could cause issues next summer, the report continues. If French side Paris Saint Germain don’t decide to enact the €70 million buy option on Mauro Icardi, then he will return and Inter will be stuck with his high wages. Then, there is the issue of Alexis Sanchez, who is currently on a dry loan at Inter. If they decide to sign him next summer then they will also have to pay his high wages, currently being split between Inter and his parent club Manchester United.