Olivier Giroud will likely join AC Milan in the summer.
The French striker signed a contract extension with the Blues for a further 12 months just a few days ago.
He has been linked with Serie A side AC Milan for a number of weeks now.
Giroud has struggled for minutes under manager Thomas Tuchel and could make his way out of Stamford Bridge in the next few weeks.
Journalist Carlo Pellegatti believes the Frenchman will join the Italian side.
“I have come to a conviction, supported by the words of Olivier Giroud himself. The player continues to be asked the same question about the minutes played in the season just ended with the clubs. The French press has doubts about his physical condition, and Karim Benzema has now returned to the national team,” he said (via MilanNews).
“Giroud will want to speak clearly with Chelsea, because if he continues to play little, he could lose his place in the national team in view of next year’s World Cup. Speaking of Milan, the Chelsea forward said that he has always admired the Rossoneri, so I have no doubt that he has chosen the Diavolo.
“Chelsea’s attempt is to bring home a few million from the sale of Giroud, but Milan want the player only to zero, given that his contract is about to expire. Chelsea himself, would prefer to give the player to foreign and non-English clubs. I repeat, in my opinion in the end Giroud will be a Milan player.”