🚨 Olivier Giroud close to AC Milan move in £1.7m deal
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🚨 Olivier Giroud close to AC Milan move in £1.7m deal

Chelsea are reportedly close to agreeing on selling Olivier Giroud to AC Milan in a £1.7m deal. 

The Blues announced last month that they had activated a one-year extension option in the 34-year-old’s contract, despite rumours that he could leave on a free. 

Milan will offer the “minimum compensation” for the veteran striker, who has played a key role in Chelsea's European success in recent seasons. 

Despite his importance, the striker has never been able to hold down a place in the starting team, with the likes of Tammy Abraham and Timo Werner always ahead of him in the pecking order. 

Giroud arrived from Arsenal in an £18m deal in January 2018, six years after signing him from the Ligue 1 title-winning Montpellier side for £10.8m.

The striker has scored 39 goals in 119 appearances during his time at Stamford Bridge, winning three major titles including the Champions League and the Europa League.