‘War of nerves’ – Granovskaia handles Chelsea transfer situation, player relies on Abramovich connection
AC Milan plan to reopen talks with Chelsea on Monday for Fikayo Tomori, but the surprise renewal of Olivier Giroud has put a damper on action.
This is according to the Gazzetta Dello Sport, who say that there is ‘voltage’ between the two clubs after Giroud’s one-year extension.
Milan are keen to sign Tomori permanently this summer after his successful loan spell and are working with Chelsea to try to convince them to lower their asking price by € 28million.
These talks are “Near the finish line”, but he is not the only Chelsea man to make the trip, Giroud having ‘been in contact’ with the Italians for several days.
They were considering a free transfer for the Frenchman, but out of nowhere Chelsea revealed they took a one-year extension option on the forward.
This twist made the situation “more electric” between the two clubs, now stuck in a ‘war of nerves’ on two fronts.
The renewal of Giroud was a blow for AC Milan, which has never been interested in Giroud, whom he wishes to alternate with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, in free transfer.
they have ‘reaffirmed’ their interest in him and Tomori, but made it clear that they didn’t want to spend any money on Giroud.
The player is currently stuck between the two, but his entourage was quick to clarify that it was Chelsea and not him who had extended his contract.
They say Chelsea have promised to release the striker if he receives an offer from abroad, but at what price remains to be seen.
For the moment, the Blues do not want to move their attackers and are waiting to see what caliber of attackers they can bring to the club first.
Giroud wants to leave, however, as his relationship with Thomas Tuchel is at a “Historic low”, and they promised him that he can go to the past. The Frenchman hopes to use his personal relationship with Roman Abramovich to shake things up.
He believes he is free to make his own choice but, in reality, it is in the hands of Marina Granovskaia, who is expected to speak to Milan on the phone on Monday.
It’s to strike a deal for Tomori, but Giroud, who hasn’t been in the talks so far, is likely to show up.
In the meantime, its agents are working to ‘calm the waters’ and find a way to take her to Italy this summer.