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Inter Milan 'want Olivier Giroud on six-month loan deal'

Inter Milan are reportedly interested in signing Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud on a six-month loan deal in January.

Inter Milan are reportedly interested in signing Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud on a six-month loan deal in January.

According to Tuttosport, Inter head coach Antonio Conte sees the Frenchman - whom he worked with at Stamford Bridge - as an ideal alternative to the in-form Romelu Lukaku up front.

The Nerazzurri boss is thought to want an option to buy included in any loan deal for Giroud, who has fallen out of favour under Frank Lampard.

The 34-year-old has been restricted to a handful of appearances off the bench, playing less than 50 minutes of Premier League football for Chelsea so far this season, neither scoring nor assisting in that time.

Giroud voiced his frustration at his lack of game-time recently, telling Telefoot: "It's worrying. I thought I still had a role to play at Chelsea but my playing time is getting reduced a lot. It's going to have to change or a decision must be made."

However, given that he would be expected to fulfil a similar rotational role at Inter, and with West Ham and Tottenham also thought to be keeping tabs on the striker, Conte has had to shortlist alternatives to the Frenchman.

Chief among those is Napoli's Arkadiusz Milik, who has been frozen out under Gennaro Gattuso and is out of contract at the end of this season.

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Friday's key events

· Great Britain's women aim to secure their place on the podium as they face India in the bronze medal match (2.30am)
· Netherlands - silver medallists five years ago - and Argentina battle for the gold medal in the women's final (11am)

· The women's gold medal will be decided as Australia and USA go head to head (3.30am)

· Lauren Price will be looking to add to Team GB's success in the ring when she takes on Nouchka Fontijn of Netherlands in the women's middleweight semi-final (6am)

· Tom Daley already has one Olympic gold to his name in Tokyo, and he begins his bid for second in the men's 10m platform. Teammate Noah Williams is also involved in the preliminary round (7am)

· Jason Kenny's reign as sprint king may be over, but Jack Carlin looked strong in his bid to succeed his compatriot. He takes on Harrie Lavreysen in his sprint semi-final (8.10am), with the final taking place later in the day (10.35am)
· The women's madison makes its Olympic debut at the velodrome as Team GB duo Katie Archibald and Laura Kenny look to add another medal to their collections (9.15am)

· Hosts Japan will look to get themselves on the podium as they face Mexico in the men's bronze medal match (10am)
· The women's champions will be crowned as both Sweden and Canada aim to win Olympic gold for the very first time (1pm)

· The men's 5000m final includes Great Britain's Andrew Butchart, but most eyes will be on Ugandan world record holder Joshua Cheptegei (1pm)
· Team GB's Jodie Williams will hope to get on the podium in the women's 400m final, but defending champ Shaunae Miller-Uibo is favourite for gold while Stephenie Ann McPherson should challenge and Allyson Felix is bidding to become the most decorated female track and field athlete of all time (1.35pm)
· Netherlands' Sifan Hassan takes on leg two of her ambitious attempt at a Tokyo treble in a women's 1500m final which also includes Great Britain's Laura Muir and Faith Kipyegon of Kenya (1.50pm)
· A star-studded women's 4x100m relay final will see a Team GB quartet including Dina Asher-Smith look to upset defending champions USA and favourites Jamaica, who boast Elaine Thompson-Herah as she goes for her third gold of the Games (2.30pm)
· Great Britain and Jamaica will also be going for gold in the men's 4x100m relay final, and their medal hopes have been boosted by USA's failure to qualify (2.50pm)

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