Friday, July 30, 2021

Inter Milan and Lazio show interest in signing Chelsea forward

Serie A title winners Inter Milan and Lazio are keen to land Chelsea striker Oliver Giroud in the upcoming summer transfer window. Both Italian sides want to bolster their attacking set-up ahead of the new season with in-form forward from England.

Inter Milan are enjoying a wonderful season having won the challenging Serie A title. Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is currently managing the side and led to the title. The Italian manager now wants to bolster his attacking unit as well.

Conte has made a number of good signings for Inter since his arrival. Especially, Conte made some significant signings from Premier League to strengthen his squad. However, star players like Eriksen couldn’t shine much with Inter in Italy.

Inter Milan could also possibly sell their star players like Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku due to the ongoing financial issues. Hence, the club will be looking to bolster their attacking set-up with some star players, who will be available for free in the summer.

Antonio Conte led Inter Milan to end Juventus' nine-year reign in Italy
Antonio Conte led Inter Milan to end Juventus’ nine-year reign in Italy (Image: Getty Images)

Inter Milan are continuing their good run of form in the league even after claiming the title. The Italian side thrashed Roma 3-1 at their home. Mkhitaryan scored the only goal for the visitors, while Lukaku scored late and joined the party.

On the other hand, Juventus are battling to remain at the top five positions in order to play the European competitions. The Old Lady could feature in Europa League next season with top four slots already well occupied by fellow clubs.

Inter and Lazio to battle for Chelsea veteran Giroud

Inter Milan and Lazio want to land Chelsea striker Oliver Giroud on free transfer
Inter Milan and Lazio want to land Chelsea striker Oliver Giroud on free transfer (Image Courtesy: Imago Images)

According to Calciomercato, Inter Milan wants to sign French forward Oliver Giroud on a free transfer with Lazio interested in the player as well. Both Italian clubs are keen to bolster their forward line-up by Giroud’s addition.

However, Lazio will have an upper hand in convincing Chelsea striker to pen the deal in their favor. The veteran striker would prefer to join Lazio, who can guarantee more game time than 2020-21 title winners Inter Milan.

Inter Milan already have star forwards likes of Romelu Lukaku, Lautaro Martinez, and Alexis Sanchez on their side. It’ll be impossible for Conte to promise regular game time for the World Cupper at Inter. Considering this reason, Lazio can seal the deal for the in-form Chelsea striker.

Fenerbahce also in the mix for Frenchmen

Turkish side Fenerbahce are also showing interest in signing the French forward as per reports. Former Arsenal star Mesut Ozil recently joined the Turkish club in the winter transfer window. However, the German star couldn’t make much of an impact from his usual position.

Ozil has made ten appearances so far for his new club and has just a single assist to his name. Fenerbahce is planning to land Giroud, who will be free by end of this season to watch them partner together.

Both Ozil and Giroud had a good rhythm between them during Arsenal days at the Emirates. However, the Turkish side will need to battle it out with Inter and Lazio in order to sign the French striker. Giroud is in good form particularly in the Champions League having scored six goals in eight games.

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