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Spurs and Lazio looked at me but I was most interested in Inter' - Chelsea's Giroud opens up on January offers

The French international striker has revealed how close he came to completing a move away from Stamford Bridge in the winter transfer window

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has confirmed that he received offers from Tottenham and Lazio in January, while admitting that he found a potential move to Inter to reunite with Antonio Conte as his most appealing option.

Giroud found regular playing time hard to come by in the first half of the season, as new head coach Frank Lampard opted for Tammy Abraham as the main centre-forward in his Blues line up.

The World Cup winner is due to become a free agent in July, and was available to negotiate with any potential suitors during the last transfer window, but Chelsea were only prepared to sanction his departure if a replacement could be found.

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