Antonio Conte lining up move for Chelsea experienced forward
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is allegedly being eyed up by his former boss Antonio Conte at Serie A giants Inter Milan.
The veteran has struggled for game time at Stamford Bridge for a while now, and some might have been surprised he did not move on in the summer.
The club spent big on new attacking players, with the Germany international Timo Werner’s arrival looking a particular blow to Olivier’s hopes of holding down a regular place in Frank Lampard’s starting eleven.
According to an Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport, as translated by Sport Witness, Olivier could now be given the opportunity to reunite with Antonio at Inter this January.
The Italian tactician was the man who first brought Olivier to Chelsea from rivals Arsenal, and the report claims he is looking for more depth up front at the moment.
He would face big competition from the likes of the ex-Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku and the Argentine prodigy Lautaro Martinez at the San Siro.
It makes sense that the 34-year-old attacker might want to leave west London for more senior team football, but it’s not that clear I Nerazzurri would be the best move for him in that respect.
Meanwhile, Serie A heavyweights Juventus are willing to bid for Chelsea’s Emerson Palmieri in January.
He’s preparing to leave the club after becoming a back-up option as the English manager Frank Lampard goes with Ben Chilwell as his first-choice left-back.
A return to the Italian top-flight has been mooted for the former Roma man and Calciomercato.com says Bianconeri are keen.