Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud agrees personal terms with AC Milan

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has agreed personal terms with AC Milan ahead of a possible transfer to the Serie A outfit, Calciomercato claims.

The Frenchman had a difficult 2020/21 season with the Blues, playing just 1,200 minutes of first-team football over the entire campaign.

He was still impressive with 11 goals, and the Blues recently confirmed that they triggered a one-year extension clause in his contract in April.

The striker is no longer available on a free transfer this summer, but the Rossoneri are still making progress towards signing him.

The Serie A outfit have reached a ‘total agreement’ over a two-year deal with Giroud, and they will now proceed to negotiate a transfer fee.

Sportslens view:

The Frenchman will be 35 in three months, but he remains a solid goalscorer for club and country when offered consistent game time.

Giroud recently bagged a brace against Bulgaria in a friendly. He is now just five goals shy of matching Thierry Henry’s all-time scoring record for Les Bleus.

The Rossoneri consider him as a potential candidate to succeed Zlatan Ibrahimovic, offering the goalscoring threat and physical presence up front.

Ibrahimovic was recently handed a one-year deal after a 17-goal season, but there are genuine concerns whether the 39-year-old can stay fit.

The Rossoneri were hoping to land Giroud on a Bosman deal, but it has recently been reported that they would be willing to pay around £3 million.

Giroud currently earns £110,000-a-week star. He has agreed to a pay cut with the Rossoneri and would only receive £66,000 per week.

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