Olivier Ziyech was presented to the media on Monday after he joined the Rossoneri on a €2 million deal from Stamford Bridge last month.
AC Milan signing Olivier Giroud has fuelled the Serie A club’s reported interest in Chelsea playmaker Hakim Ziyech with his desire for a reunion at San Siro Stadium.
The France international moved to Milan on a two-year deal last month, which ended his three-year stay in West London with the Blues.
In his last season at Stamford Bridge, the France striker played alongside Ziyech, who joined Chelsea from Ajax in July 2020 for a reported initial fee of €40 million, and they both helped Thomas Tuchel’s side win the Uefa Champions League in May.
Ziyech is now said to be a top transfer target for the Rossoneri as they consider him to fill the void left by Hakan Calhanoglu’s departure following his switch to rivals Inter Milan.
Giroud has dropped some words of admiration for the 28-year-old’s qualities after he contributed four goals and three assists in his debut season in England.
“Ziyech is a great player. We have had a great connection even though we have played few games together,” Giroud was quoted as saying by Sempre Milan.
He has a top left foot, has experience and he is very good technically. It would be nice to play with him again.”
Meanwhile, the Moroccan has four years left on his contract with the Blues and he is currently working to get ready for Chelsea’s Uefa Super Cup clash against Europa League winners Villarreal on August 11.
After the outing at Windsor Park, Chelsea will open their 2021-22 Premier League campaign against Crystal Palace three days later.