Friday, February 28, 2020

Inter to shelve Giroud interest

The story of the proposed move of Olivier Giroud from Chelsea to Inter Milan this winter has been quite a see-saw. The Nerazzurri were very keen at first, then they appeared to have given up in favor of signing Fernando Llorente from Napoli, but when that one fell through, they turned to Giroud once more. Now it seems they’re about to pull the plug again.

According to Sky Sports and their sources in Italy, Inter are afraid of their wage bill getting too big following the arrival of Christian Eriksen from Tottenham Hotspur on a four-and-a-half-year deal. They were intent on getting rid of striker Sebastiano Esposito and midfielder Matias Vecino this month, believing that their departures would create enough space for Giroud to come in, but now both players seem set to stay put.

The 33-year-old Frenchman has played second fiddle to young Tammy Abraham this season under the command of Frank Lampard, and Inter would apparently remain interested in signing him on a free transfer when his contract expires in the summer.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on four different football blogs.

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