Skip to content

Chelsea transfer news: Olivier Giroud close to AC Milan move

Olivier Giroud closing in on a permanent move to AC Milan; Serie A club will pay Chelsea a £1.7m (2m Euros) fee for France international striker; Giroud signed one-year extension at Stamford Bridge last summer, and club took up the option to extend it by a further year in June

AP: Olivier Giroud

Chelsea are close to agreeing a deal worth £1.7m to sell Olivier Giroud to AC Milan.

As first reported by Sky in Italy, the 36-year-old France international is set to travel to Italy for a medical before signing for Milan in a €2m deal.

The Serie A side are set to pay an initial fee of £860,000 (1m Euros) plus another £860,000 in add-ons depending on the player's appearances and the club's qualification to next season's Champions League group stage.

Giroud signed a new one-year deal at Chelsea last summer and last month the club took up an option to extend it by a further 12 months.

Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player

With Olivier Giroud close to joining AC Milan from Chelsea, we take a look at his greatest Premier League goals, including that scorpion kick!

Arsenal sold Giroud to Chelsea for £18m in January 2018, six years after signing him from the Ligue 1 title-winning Montpellier side for £10.8m.

The striker has scored 39 goals in 119 appearances during his time at Stamford Bridge, winning three major trophies, including the Champions League title in May.

Giroud was unhappy with his attacking colleagues despite scoring twice against Bulgaria
Image: Giroud scored two goals in France's 3-0 friendly win over Bulgaria before Euro 2020

Giroud was involved in France's disappointing Euro 2020 campaign as they were knocked out by Switzerland on penalties at the round of 16 stage following a 3-3 draw after extra-time.

Also See:

AC Milan have already signed Fikayo Tomori from Chelsea this summer, as they activated their £25m option to buy the young defender following a successful six-month loan spell, and are interested in Hakim Ziyech and Tiemoue Bakayoko.

The Italian giants finished second in Serie A last season, securing a return to the Champions League following a seven-year absence.

Follow the summer transfer window with Sky Sports

You can follow all the latest transfer news and rumours in our dedicated Transfer Centre blog on Sky Sports' digital platforms, as well as keeping track of all the developments on Sky Sports News.

Win £300,000 with Super 6!
Win £300,000 with Super 6!

The Super 6 jackpot has rolled over. Could you land the £300,000 on Tuesday? Play for free, entries by 8pm.

Around Sky