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AC Milan Watching Chelsea Target Man For A Free Transfer This Summer

Milan are hunting down a striker and it seems they are scanning the entire market for opportunities.

Chelsea v Leicester City - Premier League Photo by Chris Lee - Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images are reporting that AC Milan will revisit the idea of signing France international Olivier Giroud this summer. The experienced striker will turn 35 in September but remains a very interesting option. Giroud has won the Ligue 1 with Montpellier, 4 FA Cups with Arsenal, the Europa League with Chelsea and the World Cup with France. He would bring a winning mentality and good experience to the Rossoneri. Giroud often plays as a target man but one who is focused on providing assists. Giroud has 11 goals this season despite being a reserve, he is averaging a goal every 109 minutes.

Gazzetta dello Sport via are reporting that the idea of signing Giroud on a bosman this summer. He is asking for 5 million euros per year for two years. Milan would also reportedly receive a tax relief from the deal.

The player’s agent has said via Calcio Mercato:

“At the end of the winter transfer market, Manuello and I met Milan. The Rossoneri club reiterated their appreciation for Giroud but also told us that they were evaluating younger profiles for the attack. We stayed in contact, we’ll see for the future.”

Carlo Pellegatti via has said:

“The other day a name emerged from the British media and I asked for confirmation on this rumour: the name is that of Olivier Giroud. The rumours from London are confirmed and there is not only Milan but also Inter and Lazio on the player ...

He made his name a few years ago for Milan but then the Rossoneri went to Bacca ...

Milan are looking for a free transfer immediately ready, the one they could not find with Mandzukic. From what I understand Giroud could be a plausible and possible acquisition for Milan and could be the co-owner for 2-3 years in Milan. He is a charismatic player, with a great physique and who could be very useful to Milan.”