A member of Olivier Giroud’s entourage has dropped a strong hint that the striker could still move on from Chelsea before the start of next season.
Pretty much every major source is reporting that Milan have Giroud in the list of possible signings this summer as they look to replace Mario Mandzukic. It seemed as though an agreement would be reached, but Chelse’s move to exercise a contract extension clause shocked a few.
According to what has emerged since though, it appears that the Blues opted for the renewal in order to prevent the striker from signing for another Premier League team on a free transfer, and it has since been established that the door is not shut to an exit.
Vincenzo Morabito – an agent who is part of Giroud’s entourage – spoke to TMW Radio again about the future of the French centre-forward and the rumours about Milan.
“Olivier summarised the current situation. To date, Chelsea have wanted to extend his contract by one year, but have left a door open. I think it’s a signal,” he said (via MilanLive).
Morabito was asked whether there is a gentleman agreement to favour a transfer abroad: “If there is, it is better to leave them private. I don’t even have the means to comment on it, but what Giroud himself said is easily interpretable.”