Giroud urges Ziyech to join him at Milan

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Olivier Giroud has urged Hakim Ziyech to leave Chelsea and join him at AC Milan.

This comes a few days after the Serie A outfit reignited their efforts to sign the playmaker despite just one year since his arrival at Stamford Bridge.

Ziyech has had a bit of a rollercoaster since signing from Ajax Amsterdam last year as Chelsea’s season went from bad to fantastic.

Initially, injuries and poor form hit the Morocco international, but there were periods where he showed why Chelsea forked out nearly 35 million Euros for him.

Particular highlights include goals against Manchester City in the FA Cup and another against Atletico Madrid in the Uefa Champions League.

But that has not stopped interest growing and Milan are desperate to bring the winger to the club.

The San Siro outfit have already been in close contact with the Blues on more than one occasion after signing Giroud, as well as Fikayo Tomori. Milan would like to sign Ziyech on loan, but Chelsea insist he is not for sale.

Speaking to the media, Giroud said he would love to be re-united with Ziyech, who is renowned for his ability to cross the ball.

“Ziyech is a great footballer. We had a very good connection even though we played a few games together.

“He has a big left foot and the more quality players we have in the team, the better.”

Ziyech scored four goals in 33 appearances for Chelsea last season and reports in Italy have continued to link the ex-Ajax Amsterdam ace with a move to Italy.

Their interest ramped up after they lost Hakan Caganoglu on a free transfer to rivals Inter Milan after his contract expired at the end of last season.

Caganoglu’s departure has left the Rossoneri without a creative midfielder while club directors Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara are ready to wait down the clock to negotiate with the Blues.

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By FARPost Reporter