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Inter boss Antonio Conte to reignite transfer interest in Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud as Blues look to balance the books

ANTONIO CONTE wants to reunite with Olivier Giroud as Chelsea look to balance the books, according to reports.

The Inter Milan manager is a huge fan of Giroud from his two-year stint as Blues boss and attempted to sign him in January.

Conte is in the market for a new front man this summer to provide cover for Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez, with the latter being linked with a switch to Barcelona.

According to Tuttosport, the 33-year-old French veteran remains his first choice and will feel confident he can get a deal over the line.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is tasked with raising funds after their sensational summer splurge.

He has already spent £134million on Ben Chilwell (£50m), Timo Werner (£48m) and Hakim Ziyech (£36m) this window.

And that figure could still significantly rise with Chelsea locked in negotiations to sign Kai Havertz for a club-record £90m.

West Ham’s Declan Rice and a potential new goalkeeper are also on Lampard’s shortlist.

Werner’s arrival means competition for places in attack are rife with Tammy Abraham also pushing for a starting role.

Giroud barely featured in the first half of last season but regained form after Christmas to play a key role in Chelsea’s fourth-place finish.

The striker has just one year left on his contract and would not command a high transfer fee.

Emerson Palmieri, Jorginho, Ross Barkley and Davide Zappacosta are all thought to be available for the right price.

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