Serie A giants eyeing move for Chelsea forward

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Chelsea centre-forward Olivier Giroud is a reported January target for Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan as a back-up for Romelu Lukaku at the club.

The Blues star has started just one PL match this season, with Frank Lampard preferring academy product Tammy Abraham to lead the line.

Romelu has impressed in Serie A since signing from Manchester United – netting twice in three top-flight matches.

But he was guilty of a below-par display in the 1-1 draw against Slavia Prague in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, with Gazzetta Dello Sport naming the player as the worst player on the pitch.

As a result, Calciomercato have stated that the Nerazzurri are already reassessing their variants up top with four players being considered by the Italian heavyweights.

They could look to lure Andrea Petagna and Kevin Lasagna away from SPAL and Udinese respectively, but the report states that it’ll be difficult to land either player.

Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic – signed from Eintracht Frankfurt this summer – could be the subject of a loan offer.

While Inter Milan are also weighing up a move for Olivier – who could be tempted to depart West London should he continue to play second fiddle to Tammy Abraham.

Olivier is seen as a cheap option for the 2010 UCL winners with the 32-year-old available on a free transfer in the summer.

Should the former Arsenal player make the move to join Inter Milan, he will link up with Antonio Conte once again – with the Italian landing him for Chelsea from the Gunners in January 2018.