Inter Milan have strung Olivier Giroud and Chelsea along for most of the month, but now appear to have no real desire to acquire the veteran center forward, who’s been reduced to an afterthought so far this season.
Inter had reportedly agreed personal terms with Giroud as well as provisional terms with Chelsea over a transfer fee, but they apparently don’t actually want to spend any money on a backup striker. And while they’re supposedly telling Giroud that they’d still like him to join in the summer (for free), that does Giroud little good since he wants and needs minutes before the summer in order to ensure his spot on the French national team for Euro 2020.
France's RMC (via GFFN) report that Chelsea are "aghast" at this “unprofessional” bad behavior from Conte’s Inter — as we should be — while Giroud himself is understandably "anxious" about his own prospects — as he should be as well.
Suddenly, the Spurs option, which emerged out of nowhere earlier this week, might gain some traction?