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AC Milan Close To Signing Veteran Striker For Chelsea For Free As 2 Year Deal Is Ready

Milan are replacing Mandzukic and fixing a problem area.

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Fabrizio Romano is reporting that AC Milan are in talks with the agents of Olivier Giroud over a free transfer for the experienced France international this summer. This deal mirrors the approach for Mario Mandzukic in January which is to bring in a veteran with good hold up play and a good eye for goal.

Sport Mediaset via MilanNews.it are reporting that there is a lot of optimism around the signing of the striker from Casa Milan on a two year contract worth 4 million euros per year.

Ekrem Konur is reporting on a two year contract worth 3.5 million euros per year for the 34 year old striker.

Sky Sports PL are also confirming that Giroud is close to an agreement with Milan on a bosman as he is set not to renew with Chelsea following his Champions League victory this past weekend.

Nicolo Schira is reporting that an intermediary for Giroud has said to Calciomercato.it:

“He would be a good solution in light of Ibrahimovic’s conditions. Who would say no to AC Milan? Nobody, Maldini is a top director, he is working very well with Massara.”

MilanNews.it continue to reiterate that the management will also go in for a younger striker to supplement the attack and plan for the future this summer too.