The rivalry between Karim Benzema and Olivier Giroud who invites himself to the next Clasico? For the Catalan sports daily Sport, this is a credible option. This Friday morning, the newspaper, with front page photo, explains that FC Barcelona, in search of an attacker in this winter transfer window after having lost for four months for injury his center-forward Luis Suarez, looked into the case from Giroud. And would be ready to recruit the Chelsea player if he could not convince Valencia to give up his striker Rodrigo.
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According to our information, the third top scorer in the history of the French team will not join Lionel Messi in Catalonia. This information has, in reality, no basis. And Giroud always makes Inter Milan his priority. If his arrival in the Calcio was to be formalized last weekend, Milan has been playing the watch in recent days. His arrival is linked to the departure of the Italian Matteo Napolitano, a time announced at AS Rome, but for the moment still internal.
A two and a half year contract with Inter
A two and a half year contract still awaits Olivier Giroud, whose departure would allow Chelsea to pocket 4.5 million euros, to which will be added various bonuses (approximately 2 million euros). In Italy, the French would find his ex-trainer in London Antonio Conte. And especially a little playing time in the perspective of Euro 2020 with the Blues.
Third striker in the Chelsea hierarchy, Olivier Giroud has only played five league games this season. At Inter Milan, he should not dethrone starters Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez, but the two-player advanced system of his former manager will allow him to see a ball more often.