Following a long saga of AC Milan trying to sign Olivier Giroud from Chelsea, it looks like a deal is finally close to happening.
Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio now reports that the striker ‘could soon’ sign for the Serie A giants.
It’s claimed that the agreement is ‘one step from being reached’, since the latest contacts between the clubs have been ‘very positive’.
According to Di Marzio, the final details were being sorted on Thursday and then the medical will be scheduled. The journalist adds that his exams will not take place on Friday, probably with a bit of stick towards someone who reported that.
Milan had been following Giroud for a few months, as they planned to sign him as a free agent at the end of the season. And even though his contract with Chelsea was extended for one year, the Italian media had already claimed that it wouldn’t stop the Rossoneri from landing the striker on a reasonable deal this summer.
Di Marzio now claims that the Serie A side will pay just ‘a bit less than €2m’ for the move. That’s set to be €1m upfront and €1m depending on qualification to the Champions League or a number of appearances from the striker.