AC Milan full deal to signal Olivier Giroud from Chelsea

AC Milan full deal to signal Olivier Giroud from Chelsea

Olivier Giroud has left Chelsea after three-and-a-half seasons. Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC by way of Getty Photos

AC Milan have signed Olivier Giroud from Champions League winners Chelsea, the Serie A club announced.

Football4cast previously reported that the 34-year-old had been keen on a move to Italy after turning down a 12-month contract extension with the London club in June.

Giroud started only eight Premier League games for Chelsea last season following the arrival of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig and indicated he wanted a move to get more regular game-time.

On Friday, Giroud thanked Chelsea’s followers, gamers and coaches for “particular moments” as his swap away from the Premier League membership drew nearer, with British media reporting Italian facet AC Milan could be his subsequent team.

“To all of the Blues, to my team mates, to all my coaches, to the entire membership, an enormous thanks for these particular moments,” Giroud said on Twitter. “I am beginning a brand new journey with a light-weight and blissful coronary heart. Our victories within the FA Cup, Europa League and Champions League have been magnificent.”

The France worldwide moved to Chelsea from Arsenal in January 2018 and scored 39 objectives in 119 appearances for the membership. Giroud additionally gained an FA Cup, Europa League and Champions League in his three years at Stamford Bridge.

Giroud was a World Cup winner with France in 2018 and a part of the facet which was knocked out of Euro 2020 on the round-of-16 stage by Switzerland on penalties.

Milan, who completed second in Serie A final season, start their 2021-22 league marketing campaign away to Sampdoria on Aug. 22.

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