Olivier Giroud has admitted that he could still leave Chelsea this summer, despite signing a new contract with the club.
The France international, who finished as the Blues’ top scorer in Europe, was linked with a move to AC Milan after accepting a bit-part role behind Timo Werner and Kai Havertz under Thomas Tuchel.
There was not a fan out there that did not believe he would stay at the club, and all indications suggested that he was ready to leave Stamford Bridge and seeks a fresh challenge in the Italian League.
Yet the former Arsenal striker has committed his immediate future to the club, having signed a one-year contract extension, which has shocked many in the media that firmly believed that he would be leaving the club in the very near future.
But in another transfer twist, the French world cup winning striker has hinted that he could still leave the Bridge during the summer transfer window, despite signing that recent deal with the club.
He told the RTL YouTube channel: “Ibrahimovic wants me at AC Milan? It’s always a pleasure to hear Zlatan say this kind of things, I’ll take it as an extra motivation.
“My future? I don’t want to talk about it, Milan is certainly an option among other ones.”
With all the news that we are seeking a new striker, it would not be a massive shock to see the Frenchman leave the club over the next few months. And giving him that contract would mean that they could get a few million for the hitman.