Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has hinted at a possible move to Italy in the near future following a compliment from AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Earlier on Friday, Chelsea announced a one-year contract extension for the Frenchman who has been heavily linked with a free move to the Serie A.
However, speaking to Calcio Mercato, Giroud’s entourage claimed that the striker could still make a move in this transfer window, saying the Stamford Bridge side wouldn’t stop him from taking other offers.
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Giroud said in an interview with RMC thanking the Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who said he’d be welcomed at San Siro, the 36-year-old thanked the Swedish legend, and made it clear that there’s nothing set about his future for now.
“I like his character and his way of expressing himself and having this outspokenness even if sometimes it’s a little violent,” Giroud told RMC.
“It’s good, I take it as an additional motivation. Today, it’s out of the question to talk about my future, Milan are one option among others. Today, there is no question of talking about my future. It’s always nice to hear Zlatan say that sort of thing.”
Even though Chelsea are apparently prepared to let Giroud go, it’s still not clear if they’ll ask for a fee in case of a transfer.
That’s a scenario which could perhaps change the stance from Serie A clubs who want him.