Olivier Giroud is closing in on a permanent move to AC Milan; the Serie A club will pay Chelsea a fee of £1.7 million (2 million Euros) for the France international striker; Giroud signed a one-year extension at Stamford Bridge last summer, and the club exercised the option to extend it by another year in June.
According to Sky in Italy, the 36-year-old France international is due to go to Italy for a physical before signing for Milan in a €2 million deal.
The Serie A club will pay an initial price of £860,000 (1 million Euros) plus a further £860,000 in add-ons depending on the outcome of the season.
Giroud signed a new one-year contract with Chelsea last summer, and the club exercised a 12-month extension option last month.
In January 2018, Arsenal sold Giroud to Chelsea for £18 million, six years after buying him from Ligue 1 champions Montpellier for £10.8 million.
Giroud was a member of France’s dismal Euro 2020 campaign, which saw them eliminated on penalties by Switzerland in the round of 16 after a 3-3 stalemate after extra-time.