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But rather than join Inter, the Frenchman has instead agreed on a two-year contract with San Siro rivals AC Milan worth €3.5million (£3m) per year, plus bonuses. Not too shabby, eh?
That's according to Sky Sports in Italy, anyway, which claims that Milan are yet to agree a fee with Chelsea and hope the Blues may let Giroud leave for free in order to cut their wage bill down.
Italian news outlet il Corriere dello Sport, also report that Giroud must hurry his transfer if he wishes to sign for the Italians or face his move falling through with the Serie A club.
To make the move happen, reports claim that Giroud must force Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich's hand as Milan have no intention to pay a transfer fee for the striker.
AC Milan are still working to sign Olivier Giroud. Talks progressing and new contacts in the next hours with Giroud agents and Chelsea in order to reach an agreement. @DiMarzio :large_blue_circle: #ACMilan #CFC
- Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 7, 2021
With that said, the coming days will reveal Giroud's future as Milan are said to be willing to move onto other targets.
Chelsea have already sold one player to Milan this window, with Fikayo Tomori making his move to San Siro permanent after a successful season-long loan.
Meanwhile, the Blues are still thought to be targeting a new striker in the summer transfer window, with Erling Haaland sitting at the top on their wishlist, meaning that Giroud's playing time would be impacted further.
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