Olivier Giroud looks set to leave, and Milan are considering making a move.
The latest reports in England suggest that AC Milan are linked with surprise move for Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud.
The 34-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
The France international joined Chelsea from Arsenal for a fee in the region of 17 million euros in January 2018. The 34-year-old has a valid contract with Chelsea until June.
The forward has banged in 11 goals in 31 matches this term on all fronts.
The 34-year-old is considered to be one of the best forwards in France. Olivier Giroud has also left his mark at the international stage after netting 44 goals in 107 senior appearances for the France national team.
Given that his contract is expiring soon and he has not yet signed an extension, the rumors have only heated up in recent days.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Milan.
Stefano Pioli wants to sign a new forward and Giroud is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. He is a firm fan of Chelsea forward and Milan could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense.
The Italian giants are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
The France international provides a unique blend between a classic center-forward and the modern striker. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.
According to the report, “AC Milan have put Chelsea veteran Olivier Giroud top of their shopping list. Gazzetta dello Sport says Milan will prioritise signing Giroud as his Chelsea contract expires this summer. Milan are third in Serie A approaching the final round of fixtures and agreed a one-year contract extension with striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic last month. Agent Vincenzo Morabito has confirmed Milan’s interest in Giroud this week.”
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AC Milan will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Giroud to join the club.
Good signing for AC Milan?
The Serie A side need to add more depth to their attack and the 34-year-old would be a good signing.
Olivier Giroud has all the skillset required to be a success story at Milan. Therefore, it makes sense for Pioli to step up his attempts to bring the France forward Serie A side.
Milan fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
It will be interesting to see if Milan make their move for the 34-year-old in the coming weeks.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.