Olivier Giroud is prepared to take a big wage cut in order to secure a move to Inter Milan this summer.
The 33 year old is out of contract at Stamford Bridge in June, and came close to leaving the club during the last transfer window, although he was thwarted on that occasion because Chelsea could not identify a suitable replacement for him.
The French World Cup winner has had to play second fiddle for much of the season under Frank Lampard, but, ironically, he had forced his way back into the side and was scoring again, when football was suspended.
However, with no guarantee of regular first team football at the Premier League club next season, he wants to move on, and Inter, who were one of the clubs interested in signing him in January, is his preferred destination, although he may have to accept a salary reduction of £25,000 a week to join the Serie A side.
Inter are potentially in the market for a replacement for striker Lautero Martinez, who has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.