Chelsea striker could still move this summer despite January frustration

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud’s future continues to be uncertain, with the most likely outcome of his season still looking like a transfer away despite having been kept at the club in January.

His move to Inter in the winter broke down after Chelsea were unable to sign a replacement, but CalcioMercato Italy today report that both sides of the deal are still interested and will return in the summer to try and complete the move.

They’re willing to offer him a contract until 2022 to back up Romelu Lukaku up front for Antonio Conte’s team.

By then hopefully Chelsea will have had a chance to bring a replacement in, and can finally let their wantaway striker be free. The sudden availability of Christian Eriksen in January forced the move for Giroud back in the queue, but it’s ready to be resurrected soon.

He might well have a few vital goals left in him too – the season is reaching a dramatic climax and Chelsea are desperately short of strikers.