AC Milan are ahead of the competition to land Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud on a free transfer, according to one journalist.
Calciomercato.com reported last night that Giroud is getting ‘closer and closer’ to joining the Rossoneri as Milan have reached an agreement in principle with the entourage of the 34-year-old on the basis of a two-year deal at around €4m net per season. Giroud is also house shopping ahead of a possible move, as per the source.
Now, La Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Carlo Laudisa has revealed that Lazio, Inter and also Juventus have all ‘flirted’ with Giroud in the past, but at this stage Milan appear to have an advantage because in the past he has always been offered him a secondary role, while with Pioli he would have much more space.
He adds that the French language is now fashionable in the Rossoneri locker room thanks to the signing of Mike Maignan and having players like Theo Hernandez, Ismael Bennacer, Franck Kessie and Rafael Leao around.