“We will sleep very little tonight,” said (supposedly) an intermediary working feverishly on trying to find a new team for Olivier Giroud, as we enter the final day of the January transfer window. Yes, of course every transfer window must come down to Deadline Day. Sky wouldn’t have it any other way.
Breaking | Vincenzo Morabito, an intermediary working on Olivier Giroud's future, tells Sky Italia that Dries Mertens to Chelsea is not happening, but adds for Giroud: "We will sleep very little tonight." More follows.— Get French Football News (@GFFN) January 30, 2020
Giroud’s representatives may be well compensated, but it’s hard to envy them at the moment as they keep getting jerked around. Inter Milan have been especially guilty of such bad behavior, stringing along the striker for most of January, only to pull the plug earlier this week.
Inter now might be back in, after their pursuit of Napoli’s Fernando Llorente fell through. Or whatever. It’s hard to keep track, but Sky Italia says Inter have “resumed contact” with Giroud’s entourage and are once again a possibility.
Giroud does have an agreement with Lazio, but Chelsea have yet to sanction an exit due to our own failures in acquiring a replacement whom Lampard might find more useful. Dries Mertens seems to be most likely candidate but that’s not saying much. (Perhaps Llorente staying in Naples could help that along?)