Inter Milan tipped to swoop for Olivier Giroud as Antonio Conte eyes reunion with Chelsea striker

The latest reports across the European media today suggest that Serie A giants Inter Milan are expressing a keen interest in the signature of Chelsea outcast Olivier Giroud.

Chelsea stint

33-year-old hitman Giroud has been on the books at Stamford Bridge since January of last year.

After Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s arrival at Arsenal pushed the Frenchman further down the attacking pecking order of the Gunners, Chelsea swooped to secure Giroud’s signature on deadline day.

And the veteran has since gone on to rotate in-and-out of the Blues’ starting XI, amid a number of changes in management.

Giroud’s most telling contribution to the Chelsea cause came last season in Europe, when the World Cup winner notched a hugely-impressive 11 goals and 4 assists en route to Europa League glory.

To this point in the current campaign, though, Giroud has majorly struggled for game-time.

New Pensioners boss Frank Lampard has settled firmly on Tammy Abraham as his first-choice centre-forward, with Michy Batshuayi now seemingly also ahead of Giroud in the attacking pecking order at Stamford Bridge.

This has seen the former Arsenal man notch just a solitary start across all competitions thus far in 2019/20.

Serie A switch?

As such, rumours of late have inevitably seen Giroud linked with a potential exit from Stamford Bridge.

The likes of Crystal Palace and Lyon have both been named as possible January destinations for the Frenchman.

The latest reports from across Europe this morning, meanwhile, suggest that another club have joined Giroud’s growing list of suitors.

The outfit in question are Serie A giants Inter Milan.

Nerazzurri boss Antonio Conte is said to be keen on adding further depth to his front-line, behind first-choice pairing Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez.

And, having been impressed by the veteran after bringing Giroud to Chelsea from Arsenal, Conte is now reportedly keen on a January reunion at the San Siro.

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