Report: Club make first move to sign Chelsea man who hasn't started a game since March

AC Milan have made contact with Chelsea about the possible transfer of Olivier Giroud away from Stamford Bridge.

According to Pianetamilan, the Serie A side are looking to take advantage of Giroud’s uncertain situation in South West London.

The French forward is out of contract in June, with no indication that a new deal will be presented.

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There is a growing sense he shall be shipped out to make room for a new centre-forward, alongside potentially Tammy Abraham.


Giroud, who hasn’t started a club game since the FA Cup tie against Sheffield United in March, no longer looks part of Thomas Tuchel’s plans.

After leaving Arsenal to join Chelsea in 2018, the 34-year-old has made 119 appearances, scoring 39 times.

He won the FA Cup in his maiden season, then was crowned Europa League champion the following year.

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But the elegant striker has never been viewed as the main man to lead Chelsea’s attack, a trait that’s damaged him to this day.

Milan have already raided the Blues once this campaign, signing Fikayo Tomori on loan in January.

Tomori has found a fresh lease of life after being sent away by Frank Lampard and the Rossoneri hierarchy are keen to keep him permanently.

They could well snap up Giroud as a free agent, which would be a huge plus if they were to agree to the £25m (Guardian) asking price that Chelsea wants for Tomori.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.