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AC Milan director confirms Olivier Giroud transfer, expected arrival

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It’s happening

Hungary v France - UEFA Euro 2020: Group F Photo by Tibor Illyes - Pool/Getty Images

Olivier Giroud’s days as an official Chelsea player are numbered, and that number is very small. In fact, it could be just hours now, rather than days.

As confirmed by AC Milan director Paolo Maldini, Giroud is expected to arrive in Milan on Thursday, at which point he will complete his medical and sign his contract. Giroud is currently on post-Euros vacation, but is either interrupting or cutting that short to complete the move, which is a nice and easy way to make a good first impression.

“Yes, [Giroud] should arrive tomorrow. Olivier is a champion and a fresh winner of the Champions League. He is a very reliable player, what we were looking for since we need experienced players like him. We are the youngest team in Serie A.”

-Paolo Maldini; source: DAZN via Goal

The transfer is reportedly worth around €2-3m (about half of which is due up front, the rest based on achievement or appearances).