Italian Serie A outfit Inter Milan have changed their stance on the transfer of French World Cup winner Olivier Giroud from Premier League giants Chelsea.
Inter Milan and Chelsea had been in negotiations over Giroud who’s keen to team up with Antonio Conte at the San Siro but it seems talks have collapsed after the two clubs failed to agree on a transfer fee for the 33-year-old Frenchman.
According to Goal, Inter Milan wanted to sign Giroud this month but the latest development has changed their stance to a free transfer this summer when his Chelsea deal expires.
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Olivier Giroud has just six months to run on his Chelsea contract.
Inter Milan offered €5m plus add-ons for his transfer but Chelsea were adamant that the transfer for Giroud would only work if they get €7m for him.
The Nerazzurri will wait till this summer if Chelsea don’t change their position on the aforementioned transfer fee.
Giroud already has a salary agreement in place with Inter Milan that will see him earn €4m on a yearly basis with a two-and-a-half-year contract.
His salary will be reduced to €3.5m for the final two years of his Inter Milan contract if he signs for the Italians.