NEWS
Sunday February 2 2020
Marotta: 'Inter tried for Giroud'

Beppe Marotta confirms Chelsea “were not prepared to negotiate” with Inter for Olivier Giroud, but they “achieved our priorities” on the transfer market.

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The Nerazzurri start three of their mid-season signings against Udinese this evening, Christian Eriksen, Victor Moses and Ashley Young.

“We are satisfied with the overall transfer window, as we wanted to raise the quality level of the squad and achieved that objective,” the CEO told Sky Sport Italia.

“The January window is all about taking opportunities, but we also brought in valuable experience and quality to bolster our options.”

Had Inter tried to get Olivier Giroud from Chelsea on transfer deadline day too?

“There were some priorities, which were the players we signed, so were completely satisfied. We had wanted another target, which was Giroud, but Chelsea were not prepared to even negotiate with us.”

Victor Moses was drafted in on loan from Chelsea, via Fenerbahce, to reunite with his former coach.

“Moses is another addition to this group, which Antonio Conte is making the most of. He had already worked with the player at Chelsea, he is starting this evening and there are many games to go this season, so everyone will get their chance.”

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