The Italian journalist famed for breaking news of Sebastien Haller’s move to West Ham in the summer has delivered an update on a Hammers striker target.
Nicola Schira’s name will be familiar to Hammers supporters after he broke the news of Haller’s £45million move before anyone else.
Schira did his reputation no harm at all when he called the Haller to West Ham deal dead right.
And he gained thousands of Hammers fans as followers on Twitter as a result.
Journalist who broke Haller news delivers update on Giroud future
Now Schira has delivered an update on the future of reported West Ham target Olivier Giroud.
Chelsea will sell Giroud if a club matches his £5m asking price, according to The Express.
West Ham have recently been linked with a move for Giroud. The experienced forward has become a peripheral figure at Chelsea under Frank Lampard.
According to Claret & Hugh, West Ham will explore the possibility of signing Giroud in January.
But an update from Schira appears to have cast doubt over that move.
‘Inter are in talks’
That’s because he claims Italian giants Inter Milan have entered into talks over signing the France forward in January.
“Inter are in talks with Chelsea for Olivier Giroud,” Schira said on Twitter.
“Yesterday Piero Ausilio was in London to discuss with Blues the situation of french striker.
“Marina Gronovskaia asked to Inter £3.5-5million to sell him in January.”
#Inter are in talks with #Chelsea for Olivier #Giroud. Yesterday Piero #Ausilio was in London to discuss with Blues the situation of french striker. Marina Gronovskaia asked to Inter €5-7M to sell him in January. #transfers #CFC
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) November 16, 2019
Haller and bargain basement striker signing Albian Ajeti are the only two recognised strikers on West Ham’s books.
Gallic strike partnership in doubt?
With the Hammers struggling for goals, Giroud could be the answer.
He has a proven track record of scoring in the Premier League and could forge a formidable Gallic striker partnership with countryman Haller.
Until a deal with Inter is official West Ham should keep exploring the option.