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Mercato: Inter To Finalize Giroud Signing Tomorrow

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Reports in France claim Olivier Giroud’s agent will be in Milan tomorrow to finalize the Chelsea striker’s transfer to Inter for €4.5m plus bonuses.

Sky Sport Italia already stated last night that the medical would be done by the weekend, but RMC Sport believe it’ll be even faster than that.

They suggest agent Michael Manuello will be in Milan on Thursday to conclude the transfer and work out the final details of the two-and-a-half-year contract.

Gianluca Di Marzio had said Chelsea agreed to a fee of €4.5m plus €1m in add-ons, whereas RMC transfer expert Mohamed Bouhafsi sees it as €6.5m including all the various bonuses.

The move can finally go through now that Matteo Politano has found a new club, joining Roma in a straight swap with left-wing-back Leonardo Spinazzola.

He joined Chelsea for €20m two years ago, and Blues boss Frank Lampard has admitted he will be allowed to leave the club this month should he find an adequate replacement.

Lampard said: ‘With Oli the situation is if it’s right for everybody and first and foremost that’s the club as he is under contract then we will look at whether he can leave the club.

‘He has been a great professional here, trained brilliantly through the season even without many opportunities and so I hold him in high regard for that and respect but I still have to make a decision for the football club and nothing is done yet.

‘Everyone is talking about it so I’m not going to beat around the bush. His agent has spoken to the club (Chelsea) but until we decide it is the right thing then it is not done.’

With the form of Lukaku and Lautaro, I cannot see many opportunities for Giroud to play, but he does give Conte a plan B option now.

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