Giroud in shock move to Tottenham
Chelsea striker, Olivier Giroud could leave the club to join Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur before Friday’s transfer deadline.
According to Sky Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio, Giroud has reportedly been offered an 18-month deal by Spurs after Mourinho’s side discussed with the player’s representatives as they attempt a late deal for France World Cup winner.
Tottenham will now have to battle with Inter Milan over Giroud’s signature.
Giroud has already agreed to a contract with Inter Milan which runs until the summer of 2022 before leaving the Blues.
Inter and Chelsea are yet to agree on a transfer fee for Giroud.
Antonio Conte’s side are willing to offer £3.4million but the Premier League giants are demanding £8.4million.
Giroud’s current contract at Stamford Bridge expires at the end of the season.
The former Arsenal star only appeared in seven matches across all competitions for Chelsea this season.
The 33-year-old finds himself behind Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi in manager, Frank Lampard’s pecking order.
Speaking on Giroud’s future, Lampard recently told reporters at Cobham Training Centre: “With Oli the situation is if it’s right for everybody, first and foremost for us as a club because he’s under contract, then we’ll look at whether he can leave the club.
“He’s been a great professional here, trained brilliantly, so I hold him in a lot of high regard for that. ‘But nothing is done yet.”