AC Milan have reached a total agreement with striker Olivier Giroud over a contract and are now hoping to finalise the move, a report claims.
La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) writes that Giroud has accepted Milan’s offer of a two-year deal worth €4m net per season with the option for a third year, and he also knows that he will have to leave on a free transfer in order to try a new experience in Italy.
The Frenchman will now have to convince Chelsea to let him go but Giroud’s representatives have made a commitment to contact the Blues as soon as possible to get the green light, so now the ball has passed to them to unravel the problem. The paper adds how it could be Giroud himself who takes the situation into his hands, speaking directly to Roman Abramovich with whom he has an excellent relationship.
Telephone contacts are already scheduled to start discussions with the London club and everything suggests that the talks will take place next week, with a resolution either way expected.