As suspected for several weeks, Olivier Giroud is about to join Inter Milan. The Nerazzuri have reached an agreement with Chelsea.
After almost eight years in the English capital, Olivier Giroud is about to leave London. Despite the recent approaches from Crystal Palace or West Ham, the tricolor world champion has indeed decided to turn his back on the Premier League to join Serie A where a two and a half season contract awaits him at Inter Milan .
After reaching an agreement last week with the former Montpellier based on an annual salary of 5 million euros, the Nerazzuri did the same with the Blues. According to transfer specialist Gianluca Di Marzio, the two clubs have found common ground on a transfer indemnity of 4.5 million euros with a bonus of one million euros. Olivier Giroud should now join Milan during the weekend to satisfy the traditional medical visit.
Reduced, at Chelsea, to play the utilities since the arrival of Frank Lampard, who indeed prefers Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi, Olivier Giroud hopes to benefit from a longer playing time in Lombardy. If there too, will have to be satisfied with a status of understudy behind the indisputable Romelu Lukaku, the native of Grenoble does not arrive in unknown territory since he will find in Lombardy Antonio Conte, his trainer for 18 months with Blues.