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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