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AC Milan hoping to close Olivier Giroud deal ‘very soon’ — report

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Maybe even tomorrow, or tomorrow-tomorrow, or tomorrow-tomorrow-tomorrow?

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Olivier Giroud’s expected move to AC Milan this summer appears to be nearing its completion, with the Rossoneri hoping to finalize the deal “very soon”, as per Gianluca Di Marzio.

While there are still “details” left to be ironed out, there is confidence of reaching a definitive “turning point” in the negotiations. Said details probably concern a transfer fee (or some sort of compensation), with Giroud’s (surprise) Chelsea extension proving to be a surprise hurdle for Milan. They’ve reportedly agreed a two-year deal with the veteran striker some time ago already.

Di Marzio’s report makes mention of a “minimum compensation”, which could be in the region of £3m, as reported previously.

The deal was probably held up by Giroud’s involvement at Euro 2020 with France, but with Les Bleus’ early exit, he should be free to complete his move. It might even be “tomorrow”, but such specific timelines rarely work out exactly as rumored.

In any case, “soon”.