AC Milan are still optimistic about landing Olivier Giroud on a free transfer from Chelsea during the summer transfer window, it is claimed.
Gianluca Di Marzio gave an update on the situation during his segment in Sky Italia’s studios (via MilanNews), and confirmed that Giroud remains Milan’s favoured target to reinfroce the attack because is is a ‘ready, complete’ player that has the experience and reliability to serve Stefano Pioli well.
Milan already had an agreement with the player on the basis of a two-year deal at €3.5m net per season plus bonuses, but then Chelsea – which keeps options on contracts – renewed his deal. Despite this, Di Marzio reports that Giroud’s agents have confirmed to Milan that the player can be go for free.
The Rossoneri therefore are waiting for Giroud’s agents to reach an agreement with Chelsea and for the Blues to respect this promise, and then another summer signing will arrive.