Chelsea are near agreeing a deal value £1.7m to promote Olivier Giroud to AC Milan.
As first reported by Sky in Italy, the 36-year-old France worldwide is about to journey to Italy for a medical earlier than signing for Milan in a €2m deal.
The Serie A aspect are set to pay an preliminary charge of £860,000 (1m Euros) plus one other £860,000 in add-ons relying on the participant’s appearances and the membership’s qualification to subsequent season’s Champions League group stage.
Giroud signed a brand new one-year deal at Chelsea final summer season and final month the membership took up an possibility to increase it by an additional 12 months.
Arsenal bought Giroud to Chelsea for £18m in January 2018, six years after signing him from the Ligue 1 title-winning Montpellier aspect for £10.8m.
The striker has scored 39 objectives in 119 appearances throughout his time at Stamford Bridge, profitable three main trophies, together with the Champions League title in Could.
Giroud was concerned in France’s disappointing Euro 2020 marketing campaign as they have been knocked out by Switzerland on penalties on the spherical of 16 stage following a 3-3 draw after extra-time.
AC Milan have already signed Fikayo Tomori from Chelsea this summer season, as they activated their £25m possibility to purchase the younger defender following a profitable six-month mortgage spell, and are eager about Hakim Ziyech and Tiemoue Bakayoko.
The Italian giants completed second in Serie A final season, securing a return to the Champions League following a seven-year absence.
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