Aston Villa still hold hope in signing Chelsea striker despite Inter deal

The biggest transfer story involving Chelsea so far this winter window is the alleged imminent departure of their third choice striker.

Olivier Giroud has fallen way down the ranks under Frank Lampard this season and his exit looks inevitable.

Antonio Conte’s Inter side are the ones who have been most heavily linked, with an apparent deal being expected to be concluded by now, according to a number of strong sources.

However, Giroud to Inter is not yet done, with the club’s CEO yesterday stating that ‘they will decide’ on Giroud in the next few days…

So the saga continues.

Meanwhile, this seems to have given hope to Premier League side Aston Villa, who are also keen on signing the veteran striker this window.

According to French outlet Le10Sport, Villa officials have ‘regained hope’ that they might be able to sign Giroud, due to the stuttering Inter deal.

The Villans are looking for striker reinforcements due to the injury to main man Wesley Moraes.