Milan could be on the verge of agreeing on a move for Olivier Giroud. France international was expected to leave the London club searching for regular first-team football, as the German boss plans massive changes to his forward line. Rossoneri were always the frontrunner for Olivier after being linked with him towards the end of the last campaign.
Giroud was expected to join Milan on a free transfer, only for the Blues to trigger a one-year contract extension in the striker’s deal. Due to that, Chelsea will be able to command a nominal transfer fee from the Rossoneri. How much the Rossoneri would pay Blues stays undisclosed, but the fee is expected to be nominal at best.
Milan have had an eye on the 34-year-old centre-forward for quite some time. After finishing in UCL positions for the first time in many years, Serie A giants wanted an experienced forward without costing them too much. If a move to San Siro transpires, the French striker will bid his farewell to English football after nine years.
Olivier has played more than 370 matches for Arsenal and Chelsea during his remain in the Premier League, winning major honours including FA Cups, UEL and the UCL. With the German manager at the helm at Chelsea, Tuchel wants to refresh his centre-forward options somewhat.
Last campaign the Blues acquired Kai Havertz and Timo Werner and successfully won the UCL. Chelsea are hopeful of signing Erling Haaland in this window and need to make room for the Norwegian goal machine.