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Sport Olivier Giroud agrees deal to leave Chelsea

07:55  23 june  2021
07:55  23 june  2021 Source:   metro.co.uk

The blues seduce before the euro, benzema worries

 The blues seduce before the euro, benzema worries © Panoramic 3-0 Facing Bulgaria, the same score in the country of Wales sent special at the stadium of France has a week of its entry in the running The euro, against Germany in Munich, the team of France had to take advantage of its ultimate repetition against Bulgaria to fill up with confidence and good waves.

Olivier Giroud with a football ball: Olivier Giroud is closing in on a move to AC Milan (Icon Sport via Getty) © Provided by Metro Olivier Giroud is closing in on a move to AC Milan (Icon Sport via Getty)

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has agreed a deal to join AC Milan, according to reports in Italy.

The 34-year-old’s contract was due to expire at the end of this month but Chelsea triggered an option to extend the striker’s deal for another year.

However, the Champions League holders are still open to selling Giroud this summer and AC Milan are leading the race for the France international.

According to Sky Italia, Giroud has now agreed a two-year contract with AC Milan worth €3.5 million (£3m) a year plus bonuses.

Olivier Giroud standing in front of a crowd: France and Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is closing in on a move to AC Milan © Provided by Metro France and Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is closing in on a move to AC Milan

The report claims that AC Milan are yet to agree a fee with Chelsea, but Giroud is hoping that the club will allow him to leave on a free transfer.

France striker Giroud complains of lack of service despite two-goal show

  France striker Giroud complains of lack of service despite two-goal show The Chelsea man appeared to call out Kylian Mbappe for being too selfish as Les Bleus recorded a win in their final warm-up match for the EurosWith Karim Benzema having been forced off late in the first period due to taking a knock in the thigh, fellow striker Giroud found the net twice in the second half to seal victory in their final friendly before the Euros.

It’s also claimed that Chelsea are willing to discuss the prospect of selling Hakim Ziyech and Tiemoue Bakayoko to AC Milan.

Olivier Giroud helped Chelsea win the Champions League this season (Getty) © Provided by Metro Olivier Giroud helped Chelsea win the Champions League this season (Getty)

Bakayoko, who was signed from Monaco in a £40m deal in 2017, struggled to make an impact in his only season at Chelsea.

The 26-year-old has spent the last three seasons out on loan, including a stint at AC Milan. It’s understood that the Serie A club have maintained their interest in Bakayoko, who spent the last campaign at Napoli.

Olivier Giroud helped Chelsea win the Champions League this season © Provided by Metro Olivier Giroud helped Chelsea win the Champions League this season

Ziyech, meanwhile, also struggled to make an impact in his first season at Chelsea after he was signed in a £36.6m deal from Ajax last year.

Kylian Mbappe 'REJECTS Olivier Giroud's apology'

  Kylian Mbappe 'REJECTS Olivier Giroud's apology' France are the favourites to win the tournament after their World Cup triumph in 2018 but the rift between Mbappe and Giroud threatens to disrupt their preparations. There have been fall-outs in the France camp in previous tournaments, with Nicolas Anelka sent home from the 2010 World Cup after clashing with coach Raymond Domenech. After the team meeting, Giroud is said to have forced a hug upon Mbappe after providing him with two assists in a small-sided game at the end of training.However, the 22-year-old remained 'moody' and there is repotedly still tension between the pair.

The Morocco international was unable to secure a regular role under Thomas Tuchel and was left on the bench for Chelsea’s win against Manchester City in the Champions League final last month.

It’s understood that AC Milan view Ziyech as an ideal replacement for Hakan Calhanoglu, who joined Inter on a free transfer on Tuesday.

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Fab Romano: CL club eye 3 more Chelsea players including Lampard signing .
Close relationship in transfer marketRomano claims that Chelsea are willing to let striker Olivier Giroud leave the club this summer and AC Milan have already agreed personal terms with the centre-forward.

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