Olivier Giroud says he would like to reunite with former Chelsea teammate at AC Milan

Olivier Giroud has admitted that he is looking forward to potential reunion with former Chelsea teammate Hakim Ziyech amid AC Milan’s reported interest in the winger.

The 34-year-old joined the Serie A side after they reportedly agreed to pay Chelsea a reported €2million (£1.7m) transfer fee (per Goal).

At Milan, he has been welcomed by a familiar face, Fikayo Tomori, who has joined the club on a permanent deal following a successful short loan spell in the second half of last season.

But by the end of the transfer window, Giroud and Tomori might not be the only two Chelsea players to play at San Siro.

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According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Milan also consider ZIyech as their first-choice attacking midfield target.

The report suggests any potential deal is still far from being done, mainly due to Milan’s lack of spending power and Chelsea’s reluctance to let go of the former Ajax man on loan.

But Giroud seems excited with the idea of playing with the Moroccan playmaker again.

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“Ziyech is a great footballer,” the France international told the media (via Calciomercato)

“We had a very good connection even though we only played a few games together.

“He has a great left foot, and the more players with the quality we have in the team, the better.”

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