Transfer: AC Milan eye three Chelsea players
NEWSMAN – AC Milan are preparing a triple transfer raid on Chelsea ahead of next season, by signing Olivier Giroud, Hakim Ziyech and Fikayo Tomori, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
Although the Serie A club finished trophyless last season, they qualified for the Champions League for the first time since 2013/2014.
They are now planning to bolster their playing squad ahead of their participation in Europe’s top club competition.
Out of those three bids, Tomori would be the easiest to wrap up, as the defender enjoyed a successful loan spell with the Rossoneri, having joined in the January transfer window.
Milan have the option to buy him for £25million and that looks likely to now be a formality.
Ziyech was one of Chelsea’s major signings last summer but the Moroccan has endured a mixed debut campaign at Stamford Bridge.
He is often behind Mason Mount, Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic in the pecking order of the attacking midfield berths.
Giroud was an unused substitute in the Champions League final against City and the 34-year-old is second fiddle to Timo Werner under manager Thomas Tuchel, Daily Post reported.
Although the Frenchman has signed a new contract at Stamford Bridge, AC Milan are still said to be interested.