Thierry Henry has explained why Chelsea may be making a mistake by allowing Olivier Giroud to leave the club this summer.
Latest reports claim AC Milan are determined to acquire the services of the striker on free transfer this summer.
Giroud is out of contract at Stamford Bridge this summer after three successful years at the club which have seen him win a Champions League, a Europa League and two FA Cups.
The veteran striker joined Chelsea for a bargain £15million from Arsenal, and he has proved to be a smart signing for the Blues, though the Frenchman is likely to leave the club this summer.
The 34-year-old has struggled for game time under Thomas Tuchel, and after joining up with France for Euro 2020, he will be searching for a new opportunity at club level.
Though Gunners legend Henry has warned why Giroud still very much has a place at any top club, labeling him a ‘dying’ breed.
“In the past three or four years it seems like he’s struggling for starts with his team at club level, but whenever he plays – whether it’s at club level or in the national team – he often delivers,” he told Goal.
“Olivier is the type of striker that is kind of dying right now.
“The old school, holding the ball up, passing the ball to the winger, getting into the box and breaking your neck to score with a header.
“But what I like is how he puts people in a game. He’s very good, he will give the assist sometimes when you link up with him on a one-two.”
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has increased speculation surrounding his future after he did not appear in their 2021/22 kit launch.
The Spanish international has been heavily linked with a move away from the club in the coming weeks with his current contract set to expire at the end of June.
Ramos has been locked in extension talks with the board since the start of 2021 but there has been little progress from either side.
The 35-year-old remains committed to securing a two-year deal despite the club’s insistence on offering 12-month contracts to players aged over 30.
President Florentino Perez is rumoured to be unwilling to change the policy for Ramos and he could now follow Zinedine Zidane out of the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu this summer, according to Football Espana.
Ramos could make an announcement on his future before the end of the month after not being selected for Euro 2020 duty by Spain boss Luis Enrique.
There are reports AC Milan are planning to sign another Chelsea youngster as the Serie A side are in the process of making the loan deal of Fikayo Tomori permanent.
Eighteen-year-old Tino Livramento has also grabbed the attention of the Rossoneri, with the teenager a potential transfer target this summer.
That is according to Goal who report that the Italian giants see the youngster as a cheaper alternative.
It is suggested though that Chelsea are not yet willing to part with the starlet.
The Chelsea wing-back won the Academy Player of the Year award this season and has a contract with the club until the summer of 2022, if no new deal is agreed with Livramento the England U19 international could be joining Tomori in Milan.
An incredible 7 Chelsea players have been named in the Champions League squad of the season, 7 Champions League winners filling the squad with quality. Although there are a couple others that could have made the cut as well.
Chelsea won the coveted trophy by defeating Manchester City 1-0 in a pulsating final in Porto on Saturday.
Edouard Mendy, Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, Ben Chilwell, Jorginho, Mason Mount, and N’Golo Kante all made the cut alongside some other pretty big names.