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AC Milan to start Giroud talks; Lewandowski hints at move; Barcelona confirm Agüero — reports

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Centre forward round-up

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Olivier Giroud

According to reports from Fabrizio Romano, Manuele Baiocchini, Sky Sports and Goal, AC Milan are set to hold talks with Olivier Giroud’s entourage in the coming days and thrash out a deal for the free agent.

Head coach Stefano Pioli wants to add more experience to the team, and who better than the Champions League and the World Cup winner, which apparently makes him a priority target. Giroud scored 11 goals in 31 appearances this season, proving that he’s still got some life left at the top level.


Robert Lewandowski

While Robert Lewandowski’s reported links to Chelsea are unlikely to be anything other than contract negotiation shenanigans, the centre forward has turned things up a notch in his latest interview.

“I remain open-minded. I feel very good at Bayern, the city is superb, it’s a great club.”

“I am always curious to learn a new language, a new culture. But whether it will be in football or after my career, even I don’t know.”

-Robert Lewandowski; source: Canal+ via Goal

BILD note that Lewy’s agent, Pini Zahavi is set to hold discussions with the Bayern hierarchy in the coming days, with his client possibly unsettled by the departures of head coach Hansi Flick and CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

Bayern Munich still consider the 32-year-old to be “unsellable”, and while Lewandowski may harbor dreams of a move to La Liga or the Premier League, the most likely outcome is the extension of his contract at Bavaria — one last big contract for the goal-machine.


Sergio Agüero

As expected, Sergio Agüero has officially completed a move to Barcelona, and in turn, has put an end to all the silly rumors linking him to Chelsea.

Agüero has signed a two-year contract with a buyout clause set at a symbolically hilarious €100m.