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Chelsea Striker Reaches Transfer Agreement With Italian Giants AC Milan

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Chelsea Striker Reaches Transfer Agreement With Italian Giants AC Milan

Chelsea forward Oliver Giroud is set to sensationally leave west London in favour of joining Italian giants AC Milan this summer, according to reports in Italy.

Giroud, who is currently enjoying a short break following France's shock Euro 2020 exit last week, scored 11 times in 31 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions last season.

And his consistent form and keen eye for goal has, in recent seasons, seen him heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge and even came close to joining Inter Milan last year.

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Oliver Giroud is set to leave west London in favour of joining Italian giants AC Milan this summer (Image: PA)
Oliver Giroud is set to leave west London in favour of joining Italian giants AC Milan this summer (Image: PA)

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

However, Borussia Dortmund are seeking a fee of £150m for Haaland, leading the Blues to consider alternative targets in Gerard Moreno.

Topics: Chelsea, AC Milan, Olivier Giroud

Robert Mann
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