Panic As Top Chelsea Star Edges Closer to Joining Italian League Giants This Summer

Panic As Top Chelsea Star Edges Closer to Joining Italian League Giants This Summer

  • AC Milan might be edging closer to securing Olivier Giroud's signature for the next two years this summer
  • The France international isn't satisfied with the limited playing time he has been getting at Stamford Bridge
  • Milan will have to pay Chelsea £1m before the transfer could be completed while the details of the deal are being sorted out

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Out-of-favour Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud could complete a two-year move to AC Milan this summer.

The French World Cup is not among the most preferred forwards at Stamford Bridge in spite of his conversion rate in front of the goal.

He scored 11 goals in 31 appearances across competitions last campaign despite starting 11 of those games from the bench.

Olivier Giroud ‘set to sign two year AC Milan deal after agreeing personal terms for transfer’
Olivier Giroud in action for France during Euro 2020 defeat to Switzerland. Photo by Baptiste Fernandez/Icon Sport
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Since he moved to the West London club in 2018, he has won the Europa League and Champions League as well as the FA Cup titles, but the forward is not satisfied with his bench-warming roles.

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Sources close to the attacker reveal he wanted to leave for free in the summer but Chelsea decided to trigger the option to extend his contract by a year as reported by SunSport.

Olivier Giroud 2020/21 Chelsea stats

  • Appearances: 31
  • Starts: 12
  • Substituted: 11
  • Unused sub: 25
  • Minutes played: 1,300
  • Goals: 11

However, The Mail claims the Serie A giants will now pay a £1 million release clause to secure the 34-year-old's signature while the forward will earn around £3m annually at San Siro.

The publication further reports that both Giroud's representatives and AC Milan are putting finishing touches to the deal.

Meanwhile, the former Arsenal goal poacher is expected to travel to Italy to finalise the transfer next week while he reunited with fellow Blues' outcast Tiemoue Bakayoko.

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Paul Pogba and Olivier Giroud expose N'golo Kante

Legit.ng earlier reported that Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has joined Paul Pogba to brand N'golo Kante as a cheat despite the midfielder's simple life.

The former Leicester man played an important role as the Blues claim their second Champions League title under Thomas Tuchel last season.

Kai Havertz scored the only goal that ensured the Blues rule Europe for the second time in their history after beating Manchester City 1-0 in the final of the competition.

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