According to Sky Sports Italia, Inter Milan and Chelsea, in negotiations for several weeks, have finally agreed to a transfer this winter from the three-color striker, Olivier Giroud.
In reality, if the positions have come very close in recent hours, finalization is rather expected within 48 hours, the player having given priority to the Lombard club as we wrote last week. In any event by this weekend. In this transaction, Chelsea will pocket 4.5 million euros (M €) to which will be added various bonuses (approximately 2 M €).
According to information from RMC, which we are able to confirm, the player's adviser, Michael Manuello, is expected this Thursday in Milan to settle the final details. In bad time for the Blues, Giroud will then commit for two and a half seasons with the club of Antonio Conte.
A passport for Euro 2020
The Italian technician, who had already revived him at Chelsea had made the former Montpellier his winter priority. Surveyed by Juventus Turin or Lyon, where Rudi Garcia said he was ready to make it evolve in 4-4-2 with Moussa Dembélé, Giroud (97 caps, 39 goals) decided, seduced by the prospect of playing for the next Euro 2020 (June 12-July 12).
At Chelsea, he only played seven games with one goal. It was too little in the mind of the player and, above all, the coach of the Blues Didier Deschamps, to ensure a place among the 23 selected.
He does not, however, have the assurance of being a holder in Milan where the Belgian Romelu Lukaku and the Argentinian Lautaro Martinez form a particularly prolific attacking duo (24 goals in Series A between them). But he will, in any event, more opportunities to show himself than with the London club, even if the Chilean Alexis Sanchez, absent since October due to an ankle injury, returned to competition on Tuesday in the Italian Cup against Cagliari.