Serie A giants in bidding war for £110,000-a-week Chelsea centre-forward

London club are reportedly “in negotiations” with Inter Milan over the sale of Olivier Giroud this January. The 33-year-old centre-forward has started only twice in all tournaments this campaign, with his only goal coming in the Super Cup defeat back in August.

Since arriving over the summer, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has made Tammy Abraham his main man in the front-line, with Michy Batshuayi offering back up. France international was expected to be offered a way out of the London club this winter.

Stamford Bridge chiefs have opened negotiations with Serie A giants Inter Milan over a £4-6m move. Nerazzurri’s  Sporting Director Piero Ausilio is jetting into England. “Yesterday Piero Ausilio was in London to discuss with Blues the situation of the French striker.

“Marina Gronovskaia asked to Inter €5-7M to sell him in January.” Italian club don’t look to be lacking any options up front. Lautaro Martinez and ex-ManUnited striker Romelu Lukaku typically lead the line for Antonio Conte’s side, with both men currently in fine form.

Red Devils loanee Alexis Sanchez is expected to be sidelined for two months though after suffering a dislocated ankle and tendon damage while on international duty with Chile. Olivier joined the Blues from Arsenal back in winter 2018 in an £18m deal.

Giroud has gone on to win the FA Cup and the Europa League with Chelsea. He is a regular member of the Les Bleus starting line-up and also helped them to win the 2018 World Cup which is a big achievement for the centre-forward.