Serie A giants are close to signing €20m-rated Chelsea centre-forward
Unfortunately for Blues, they were already in a weak position when it came to selling Oliver Giroud this month, but things have just got a bit worse. France international has already agreed to join Inter Milan in the Summer. He’s out of the deal, so he’s able to agree on a pre-contract agreement with Nerazzurri right now, so it looks that he plans to leave.
When you also consider that Olivier is 33 and only has 191 minutes of Premier League action under his belt this campaign, it’s pretty evident that the London club don’t have any long or short term need for him. You would think that it would make sense to let him go now.
Olivier could do with some minutes to build up his fitness for Euro 2020, Inter Milan would get their footballer now, and Blues could get his wages off the books and use that on a more productive striker. Despite that, the clubs are still apart on their valuations.
London club want €10m to let him go now, While Inter Milan are only prepared to pay €4m. There’s no add of a breakthrough at this point, and it’s not clear which club is more likely to give in, but it does look like the London club should get what they can and move on.
The transfer market tends to go crazy in winter, so it’s impossible to tell what’s good value any more. Essentially it only comes down to what a team is willing to pay, but the selling club needs some leverage in the talks to demand a decent fee.