Olivier Giroud ‘is ready to turn down West Ham and sign a two-year deal with AC Milan’ when he leaves Chelsea for free… with the veteran confident he can still make an impact in the Champions League
- Olivier Giroud will be free of transfer when his Chelsea deal expires on June 30
- Chelsea have planned a massive clean-up, with Giroud leaving one player
- AC Milan reportedly on the brink of catching the veteran striker
- Giroud also had offers from West Ham and New York City FC, but he wants Milan
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is about to sign a two-year contract with Italy’s AC Milan.
Chelsea are planning a massive eviction this summer and Giroud, who will become a free agent on June 30 when his contract expires, is among those expected to leave.
And according to Italian publication Calciomercato.com, the veteran French striker has chosen AC Milan as his next destination after receiving offers elsewhere from the likes of West Ham and New York City FC.
Experienced Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is reportedly on his way to AC Milan this summer
The report goes on to claim that Giroud still believes he can make a big impact at the highest level, and he is “intrigued” by the chance to play in Serie A and the Champions League again.
Giroud, 34, has reportedly reached an agreement with Milan on a two-year deal worth £3.4million per season with performance-related bonuses on top.
Milan and Giroud hope to smooth out the finer details as soon as possible, with the European Championship on the horizon.
Giroud was largely on the bench for Chelsea last season and is looking for regular playing time.
Giroud hopes to close a deal soon with the European Championship ahead this summer
Last season, Giroud scored 11 goals in 31 overall appearances under Frank Lampard and then Thomas Tuchel.
During his time at Stamford Bridge, where he switched from Arsenal in 2018, Giroud has won one Champions League, the FA Cup and the Europa League.
He heads a long list of Chelsea players to leave this summer, with Thomas Tuchel looking to refine his roster after their Champions League win over Manchester City last weekend.
As many as 11 fringe players are said to be headed for the exit, including Fikayo Tomori, Tammy Abraham, Christian Pulisic, Ross Barkley and Billy Gilmour.
Giroud is reportedly intrigued to play for AC Milan in Serie A and the Champions League