Maurizio Sarri wants to renew acquaintances with Matias Vecino, the midfielder he previously managed at Empoli.
Reportedly, Blues representatives met Nerazzurri officials regarding the deal during Saturday’s International Champions Cup pre-season friendly between the two sides.
Vecino, who is valued at around £31million, has been touted as a midfield partner for new recruit Jorginho and a man who can compliment marathon man N’Golo Kante.
Giroud, 31, who arrived at the Blues in January on an 18-month contract from the Gunners, did not produce his very best form for Antonio Conte’s then charges but is still apparently part of new plans under Maurizio Sarri.
Even if the Frenchman does stay, Chelsea are expected to continue their pursuit of Juventus attacker Gonzalo Higuain.
West Ham’s hopes of signing Real Betis forward Loren look to be over, Mundo Deportivo reports.
The 24-year-old hitman has been tracked by the Hammers for some time, fuelling speculation that Manuel Pellegrini’s men were going to meet Loren’s €25million release clause.
However, the player himself has insisted he wants to stay at the Estadio Benito Villamarin and help the club build on their sixth-placed finish in La Liga last time out.
Loren, who could also sign a new deal with Betis, honed his trade in the club’s B team before rifling in seven goals during the second-half of last season.