AC Milan keeping tabs on Chelsea out-of-favour striker

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AC Milan have reportedly been suggested the chance to seal the January transfer window signing of Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud.

The France international is out-of-favour in Frank Lampard’s first-team plans at the moment and wants out of Stamford Bridge this January, according to Calciomercato.

This could see AC Milan land Olivier Giroud, though the report also states the Italian giants could look to re-sign their ex-star Zlatan Ibrahimovic as a short-term fix-up front.

The veteran Swede is free after recently leaving LA Galaxy, and it could be that he still has it in him to play at the highest level.

Still, Olivier Giroud might be a less risky option, with the former Arsenal man certainly itching to play regularly and show what he can do to cement his place in the French national squad for Euro 2020 next summer.

Frank Lampard has tended to favour Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi ahead of Olivier Giroud so far this season, so it makes sense that the 33-year-old striker may now think it’s time to move on.

Olivier Giroud has had an excellent Premier League career with both Chelsea and Arsenal and also looks ideally suited to the slightly slower pace of Serie A at this stage in his career.