Now that the European Championships are over for France, the striker will talk to Chelsea. Brescia summons Sandro to retire: he will not go, close closure
The history of Milan is full of French players. A glorious story with Papin, who arrived from the Golden Ball, and Desailly, a Champions with a goal in the final against Barcelona. In more recent years it was Flamini who took part in the last championship party, Theo Hernandez and Kalulu who had a different impact on the reconquest of the Champions area. Other Frenchmen have done their part, some more, some less: from Dhorasoo, Vieira and N’Gotty, to Menez, Rami, Mexes and Niang, up to the half-flop Dugarry and Gourcuff. Others will soon be able to choose which group to belong to: the Rossoneri market leads to France, Giroud and Bakayoko are among the main objectives of the club.
Only if free
With France Giroud took part in the defeat against Switzerland, taking over from Benzema. Scarce half an hour that allowed him to reach 110 appearances for the national team, without praise: no goals, and the opponent who comes back and then wins the quarterfinals on penalties. The exit from the European Championships will at least turn the spotlight on the negotiation with Milan, or rather with Chelsea. The agreement with the Rossoneri has been found for some time: two years with an option on the third year at four million net per season. But to sign the new contract, you need to tear up the old one first. Once the international commitments are over, Giroud will be able to dedicate himself to his personal situation: Milan will only hire him as a free agent, they will not pay to free him. The attacker will have to assert the good offices with the patron Abramovich: taking advantage of the possibility of extending the player’s contract for another twelve months (without having to request authorization), the club wanted to reward him after the 39 scored in 119 games, of which 11 as top scorer of the Europa League won in 2019. An act of courtesy to which Chelsea would have added the (unwritten) promise to let him start for free in the event of a rich foreign offer. That of Milan is. Giroud and the agents will now have to see the termination of the contract agreed: talks between the club and striker are expected this week, before Olivier can devote himself to the holidays. With Ibra injured, Milan are in a hurry to deliver a striker to Pioli for the second part of the preparation: if the times were to get longer, the Rossoneri will be decided on Jovic on loan from Real.
Brescia calls Tonali, but he …
With Chelsea, Milan will instead be happy to sit down to negotiate the return to the Rossoneri of Tiemoué Bakayoko, 26, and the 2018-2019 season as an ex: 42 appearances, one goal. In terms of characteristics, the median most similar to Kessie, who the coach will lose at the beginning of the season for the Olympics and halfway for the Africa Cup of Nations. At the end of the first Rossoneri experience, it was the price of the redemption that advised against buying Timù: 35 million. Today the obstacle is the contract expiring in 2022 with Chelsea: the loan becomes a complex hypothesis. But at a reasonable price you can close the deal right away. Another decisive detail: Milan is at the top of Bakayoko’s wishes. It will not be the only intervention in the median: these are decisive days for the closure of the Tonali deal. Brescia calls him for the meeting on 7 July (formalities) but the player should not show up: he will first be redeemed by the Rossoneri.
June 30 – 09:55
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