Report: Chelsea player on verge of summer exit after agreeing two-year deal with Italian club

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has agreed two-year deal with AC Milan despite recent contract extension with the London club, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

A few days ago, Italian transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio reported that the Serie A giants were ready to to contact Giroud’s agent and put a two-year contract offer on the table.

Apparently, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the 34-year-old has now agreed on personal terms with Milan.

There are some differences in details of the reported offers, however.

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The striker reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with an option for another year worth €4million (£3.4m)-a-season, rather than the £4.3m over the two seasons Di Marzio initially reported.

But the deal would still depend on Giroud’s situation at Chelsea, the report added.

In the reported conversation with the France international’s representative, Milan have clarified that they would only sign him on a free transfer.

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Chelsea have already activated the option to extend Giroud’s contract for a further year.

But La Gazzetta dello Sport claims the club has promised that Giroud may leave if a non-English team makes an offer for him.

Giroud himself has previously had his say about Milan’s reported interest, describing a summer switch to San Siro as “an option”.

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