Olivier Giroud agrees on personal terms with AC Milan. France, and Chelsea striker
Giroud is closing in on a move to Italian giants AC Milan.
The former Arsenal man, who joined Chelsea back in January 2018 on an initial
18-month deal is reported to have agreed on personal terms with the Serie A outfit ahead
of making the move to the San Siro Stadium.
Already this summer, the Serie A giants have snapped up Fikayo Tomori in a £25million
deal following his loan spell from the Blues.
Next on their crosshairs is French forward Giroud, who recently had his Chelsea contract
extended by 12 months. According to Sky Sport Italia, the 34-year-old is ready to sign a
two-year deal worth £60,000-a-week plus bonuses.
Despite the Premier League side enacting a clause in his contract keeping him at the club
until 2022, it is said that the player still believes he is able to depart this summer.
Milan are reportedly tempted to begin negotiations over Hakim Ziyech while discussing
Giroud’s transfer with Chelsea. The Moroccan playmaker has not nailed down a regular
place in the line-up since his move from Ajax.
But the Blues will demand a considerable fee to ensure they make a profit on the £34m
signing. Following the free transfer departure of Hakan Calhanoglu to rivals Inter Milan,
the Rossoneri are thinking big for their replacement.
Also named on their shortlist are James Rodriguez of Everton, Paris Saint-Germain’s
Rafinha, Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Lemar and Atalanta star Josip Ilicic.