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AC Milan To Resume Talks With Their January Transfer Target As Pioli’s Future Remain Uncertain

Written By Onyeka Daniel

After several reports hinting towards it, Italian transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano has now confirmed that AC Milan striker, Olivier Giroud has signed a contract until December 2025 with MLS club, LAFC. The France international Giroud join LAFC on a free transfer in June, Romano confirmed.

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The experienced forward had already agreed personal terms with the American club in March, but news broke on Tuesday night that he had signed a contract until June 2025. This means that he will leave Milan on a free transfer on June 30 and join the MLS side on a free transfer.


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“Giroud can be considered a new LAFC player,” Romano wrote on X, formerly Twitter. Giroud joined Milan from Chelsea in 2021 and won the Serie A title with the Rossoneri in his first season at the club. The 37-year-old has 15 goals and nine assists in 42 appearances across all competitions this season.

A former Chelsea and Arsenal striker, he will join his compatriot, Hugo Lloris at LAFC. Previous reports claimed the French goalkeeper had been pushing to reunite with the Milan striker in Los Angeles next season. Now according to a separate report from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Milan have resumed talks to sign Serhou Guirassy in the summer.

But the 28-year-old is waiting for an offer from the Premier League. Milan have resumed interest in the Stuttgart striker Guirassy and are once again in talks with his entourage, according to the report. He has a €17m clause and had already been linked with a move to the Stadio Meazza during the January transfer window.

But the Rossoneri eventually decided against signing a new centre forward, and now with the prospect of losing Giroud, they would need a replacement. Guirassy has scored 27 goals in 26 appearances across all competitions this season, and his relatively low price tag makes him a concrete transfer target for Milan for next season.

However, the 28-year-old has prioritised a move to the Premier League, so if any of the top six or seven English clubs call his agents, Guirassy would probably fly to the UK, according to Gazzetta.

Corriere dello Sport confirms the Guinea international is once again considered as a possible reinforcement by the Rossoneri given that their priority target, Joshua Zirkzee, will cost more than €50m. There is also Jonathan David, but the Lille forward is closer to Napoli instead.

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Milan seem unwilling to hire Antonio Conte to replace Stefano Pioli while three more candidates for the job emerge recently, Domenico Tedesco, Sergio Conceiçao and Marco Rose. Milan are set to part company with Pioli at the end of this season, even if the coach still has a year left in his contract at the Stadio Meazza.

The Rossoneri finished the last two seasons empty-handed, so they are expected to sack the Parma-born tactician. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Belgium coach Tedesco is the latest candidate to emerge from meetings between owner Gerry Cardinale, Giorgio Furlani and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The 38-year-old is an ideal profile for the Rossoneri, given that he’s still young but with plenty of international experience. The ex-RB Leipzig coach will lead Belgium at Euro 2024 in a few months. A report from Gazzetta also mentions Marcelo Gallardo and Christophe Galtier as options for the Rossoneri bench.

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But according to Tuttosport, Porto’s Sergio Conceiçao, a former Inter and Lazio winger, is being monitored by the Serie A giants alongside Leipzig boss Marco Rose and Mark van Bommel. The report has it that most Milan fans would love to see Conte on the Rossoneri bench next season, but club directors and Zlatan Ibrahimovic seem to be looking for different candidates.

To further add more intrigue, Milan President Paolo Scaroni ‘won’t confirm’ that the Rossoneri will sack Pioli but insists the coach will remain in charge ‘until the end of the season’ before deciding on his future alongside club directors.

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