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AC Milan ‘in talks with Chelsea over TRIPLE transfer raid for Hakim Ziyech, Olivier Giroud and Fikayo Tomori’

AC MILAN are reportedly preparing a TRIPLE transfer raid on Chelsea for Hakim Ziyech, Olivier Giroud and Fikayo Tomori.

All three players have found game time hard to come by at Stamford Bridge this season.

La Gazzetta dello Sport is reporting AC Milan are planning a sensational triple transfer raid
Olivier Giroud is away with France for the Euros – but could switch clubs this summer

And Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport is reporting that Serie A runners-up Milan are ready to pounce.

Tomori was shipped out on loan to AC Milan, where he obviously impressed with his performances.

Big things were expected of Ziyech after he joined Chelsea last summer for £37million from Ajax.

But the Moroccan arrived injured and didn’t do enough to impress previous boss Frank Lampard or his predecessor Thomas Tuchel.

AC Milan’s Serie A rivals Napoli are also believed to be chasing the 28-year-old.

Giroud made only 17 appearances for the Blues in the Premier League, scoring four goals.

But Chelsea announced this week they had secretly triggered a clause to extend it for a further year.

That means Giroud will no longer be free to discuss a transfer to a new club this summer unless Chelsea receive an appropriate transfer bid.

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Hakim Ziyech has so far failed to find his feet at Stamford Bridge

However, the veteran appears to have left the door open to Milan by claiming it was Chelsea’s decision, and not his, to activate his contract extension.

Giroud said: “I want to make it clear that Chelsea reactivated the clause in April.

“And they recently announced it to comply with Premier League rules.”

Giroud went on to praise two of Milan’s legendary strikers before calling the Italians of the continent’s best sides.

Chelsea shipped out Fikayo Tomori to AC Milan on loan in January

He added: “It’s fair to remember that I liked Marco van Basten and Andriy Shevchenko.

“Milan are a big club and one of the great teams in Europe.

“But today, I will not talk about my future at the club because I am focused on the France team and the Euros, which is fast approaching.”

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