Granovskaia makes vital intervention to seal star Chelsea exit - report
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has agreed a two-year deal with AC Milan thanks to an intervention from director Marina Granovskaia, a report claims.
The 34-year-old has continually faced speculation over his future ever since joining from Arsenal in 2018. After the January 2020 winter transfer window, he revealed that he could have joined Tottenham. But despite improving his game time thereafter, he came close to leaving earlier this year too.
Last May, he signed a new one-year deal to temporarily banish talk of his future.
Giroud has signed another such deal now, but has continued to have links with a move to Milan.
According to Calciomercato, Chelsea have agreed to let the striker leave for free and waiver his one-year agreement if he moves abroad.
Club director Granovskaia – who plays a central role in the Blues’ transfer dealings – has sanctioned the move.
The Italian source also reveals the details of Giroud’s proposed contract with the Serie A giants.
He will reportedly earn €4million (£3.4million) per season for the two years, as well as bonuses.
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