Olivier Giroud arrives in Italy to seal AC Milan move

Olivier Giroud is in Italy to seal his £2million move to AC Milan from Chelsea.

The ex-Arsenal striker, 34, was pictured arriving in the fashion capital of the world on Thursday wearing a Milan-branded face mask.

And having already agreed personal terms on a two-year contract, the Frenchman’s transfer is expected to be confirmed on Friday.

Chelsea gave permission for Giroud to fly to Italy after accepting a £2m offer from Stefano Pioli’s side.

The Blues triggered an automatic year-long extension in Giroud’s contract earlier this year to prevent him from joining Milan on a free transfer.

But with all parties still eager to do business, Chelsea have got a nominal fee and Giroud will now be lining up in Milan’s famous red-and-black kit.

It remains to be seen how the World Cup winner fits into Pioli’s starting XI, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic already at the club.

However, it appears that both could play in the same team after Milan legend and technical director Paolo Maldini branded Giroud a ‘champion’.