OLIVIER GIROUD could reportedly skip Chelsea training today as he looks to force through a deadline day exit.
Sky Italia claims the Frenchman, 33, has agreed personal terms with Italian outfit Lazio on a three-and-a-half year contract.
And Inter Milan are now believed to have rejoined the race for his signature.
However, Chelsea are yet to give the green light to a move.
Frank Lampard has failed to sign a replacement, with moves for Edinson Cavani and Dries Mertens looking dead in the water.
And LEquipe adds Chelsea will not let Giroud leave unless they can salvage a deal for either player.
Lampards decision is said to have infuriated Giroud, who feels his place in Frances Euro 2020 squad is under threat due to a lack of playing time this season.
The rise of Tammy Abraham has limited the World Cup winner to just five Premier League appearances.
And its reckoned he could now take drastic measures to force through his Stamford Bridge exit by sitting out todays training session at Cobham.
However, Chelsea are unlikely to buckle with Abraham out with an ankle injury for some time.
There is said to be additional interest from Spurs, who are without Harry Kane until April.
And clubs in Girouds homeland, including Rennes and Bordeaux, are also preparing to come in with late bids today.