Antonio Conte eyes reunion with Chelsea striker

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The latest news across the European media today suggest that Serie A giants Inter Milan are showing a keen interest in the signature of Chelsea outcast Olivier Giroud.

33-year-old striker Giroud has been on the books at Stamford Bridge since the winter of last year.

After Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s arrival at Arsenal forced the Frenchman further down the attacking pecking order of the Gunners, the Blues swooped to secure Giroud’s signature on the last day.

And the veteran has since gone on to rotate in-and-out of Chelsea’s starting line-up, amid a number of changes in management.

Oliver Giroud’s most telling contribution to the Chelsea cause came last campaign in Europe, when the World Cup winner collected a hugely-impressive 11 goals and 4 assists on way to Europa League glory.

To this point in the current season, though, Giroud has majorly fought for game-time.

New Pensioners manager Frank Lampard has settled firmly on Tammy Abraham as his first-choice striker, with Michy Batshuayi now apparently also ahead of Giroud in the attacking pecking order at Stamford Bridge.

This has seen the former Arsenal forward notch just a solitary start across all competitions thus far in 2019/20 season.

As such, rumours of late have surely seen Giroud linked with a possible exit from Stamford Bridge.

The likes of Lyon and Crystal Palace have both been named as possible January destinations for the Frenchman.

The latest reports from across Europe this morning, meanwhile, suggest that another club have signed Giroud’s growing list of suitors.

The outfit in question are Serie A giants Inter Milan.

Nerazzurri manager Antonio Conte is said to be keen on adding further depth to his front-line, behind first-choice pairing Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku.

And, having been impressed by the veteran after bringing Giroud to Chelsea from Arsenal, Conte is now reportedly keen on a winter reunion at the San Siro.