AC Milan want Chelsea striker as Ibra’s back-up

AC Milan are in search of a back-up for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the Rossoneri are looking again at Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud.

The recent injury of Zlatan Ibrahimovic will likely keep him out for 3-4 weeks and the Swedish giant will probably miss many games. AC Milan were in a similar situation when Zlatan was forced to stay out after resulting positive to Covid.

The management is again considering signing a back-up for Zlatan. The name of Mario Mandzukic was mentioned as a possible target but the Croatian is not the first choice according to Tuttosport. The Rossoneri will instead focus on Olivier Giroud.

AC Milan need a new striker that can ben ready immediately, capable of helping the team. Until the transfer window opens, Milan will rely on Leao, Rebic and Colombo to replace Ibrahimovic but Giroud is the number one target for January.

The Chelsea striker has seen his paly time reduced significantly since Timo Werner arrived in London. The 34-year-old, who is the starting centre forward of the French national team, wants to leave and play more regularly.

Giroud has scored 2 goals in 8 appearances so far without ever playing an entire match. The contract of the World Cup winner expires at the end of the season but he’s pushing to leave on a free transfer in January. Inter are also interested in his services.

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