AC Milan have ‘defined’ an agreement for the signing of Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, according to claims from the Italian media.
Website Calcio Mercato claims the Serie A giants advanced important contacts with the player’s entourage which led to the ‘total definition’ of their deal.
Milan are now set to pay Giroud €4m (likely after tax), including bonuses, on a two-year contract.
Since Chelsea announced last week they were triggering a clause to extend the player’s contract for another year, the Rossoneri need an agreement with the Blues to get the transfer done, as they’re only making the signing if it’s a free move.
That now doesn’t seem to be a problem.
Calcio Mercato records that, as previously reported by them, Marina Granovskaia had made a ‘promise’ that Giroud would be free to move this summer in case he chooses a club from outside the United Kingdom.
The outlet says the striker’s decision to join Milan has been made ‘several weeks ago’, and the move is now close to happening, with optimism from director Paolo Maldini.