Chelsea star Olivier Giroud ‘interested’ in joining AC Milan this summer

AC Milan are, reportedly, interested in the services of Chelsea striker Oliver Giroud, whose contract is up this summer.

The 34-year-old has spent the last three years at Chelsea, and he has netted 17 times for the Blues in 75 appearances, however, it's looking increasingly more likely Chelsea won't trigger the Frenchman's year-long extension.

Since Thomas Tuchel arrived in London, Giroud has only started six games during the German's tenure; only bagging twice.

And with the departure of Mario Mandzukic, just six months after arriving in Milan, the Rossoneri are in the market for a new strike partner for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

According to 10Sport, Milan are keen on the striker, and the same sentiment is held by Giroud.

The Rossoneri qualified for the Champions League for the first time in seven years this season, but that's not the only reason Giroud is keen on the move.

In 2018 – in a post-match interview – Giroud revealed his footballing hero was Andriy Shevchenko.

“Andriy Shevchenko, because he could score every kind of goal; left foot, right foot, head. He was really complete as a striker.

“Powerful, quick, intelligent. I had a few heroes: Jean-Pierre Papin, Marco van Basten but Shevchenko was my favourite.”

Shevchenko spent seven years as Milan's talisman, and the Ukrainian found the net 127 times; like Giroud, Shevchenko also spent time at Chelsea.

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