• AC Milan makes a move for Olivier Giroud
  • Malang Sarr is returning to Chelsea but may be loaned out anew
  • Giroud could blossom like former teammate Fikayo Tomori at AC Milan

Olivier Giroud is one of the multiple players who have been displaced at Chelsea, putting him in a precarious situation.

The 34-year-old is out of contract in June, but it appears AC Milan is ready to take him off the Blues’ hands.

I Rossoneri has reportedly touched base with the Blues to talk about the possible transfer of the French forward.

There is no indication that Chelsea plans to renew ties with Giroud, and most see him as among the players departing Stamford Bridge in the summer.

Giroud has not started a game since the FA Cup tie against Sheffield United in March.

From the looks of it, he is not part of the plans that Thomas Tuchel has in mind. There is the growing belief that he will be shipped in favor of a new center-forward alongside possibly Tammy Abraham.

Since coming from Arsenal in 2018, Giroud has made 119 appearances and scored 39 times. He won the FA Cup in his first season and was also part of the Europa League champion team the year after.

Despite those feats, the French national was never seen as someone who would lead the Blues' offensive unit. That all could change if he moves to AC Milan.

As far as Il Diavolo is concerned, this would not be the first time that they would take in talent from Chelsea.

In January, they took Fikayo Tomori on loan after former coach Frank Lampard shipped him out.

However, the move turned out to benefit the 23-year-old player with AC Milan now considering keeping him permanently.

But this may only happen if Rossoneri is willing to cough up roughly £25 million ($35.3 million) for the English footballer.

Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud is making a powerful case for a starting spot in Frank Lampard's team
Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud is making a powerful case for a starting spot in Frank Lampard's team AFP / DAMIEN MEYER

In related news, Malang Sarr is all set to return to Stamford Bridge following a loan spell with FC Porto.

The 22-year-old left French club Nice after his contract expired last season and was immediately signed by the Blues for free.

Sarr hardly had a good spell with FC Porto, a reason why Dragoes is not expected to consider a new lease on the Portuguese footballer.

As far as cracking the Blues' lineup, that may all depend on how well he can impress Tuchel and live up to the club’s original intentions last summer.