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‘It’d be good to play with Ziyech once more’ – Giroud desires Chelsea star at AC Milan

The French star was unveiled to the media on Monday after joining the Rossoneri from Stamford Bridge on a € 2m deal last month

AC Milan newcomer Olivier Giroud has sparked the Serie A club’s interest in Chelsea playmaker Hakim Ziyech with his wish to see them again at the San Siro Stadium.

Giroud moved to Milan over 14 days ago on a two-year contract, ending his three-year stay in West London with the Blues.

In his final season at Stamford Bridge, the French striker played with Ziyech, who joined Chelsea from Ajax for a € 40m entry fee in July 2020, and both helped Thomas Tuchel’s side win the Uefa Champions League in May.

The Moroccan international is now considered a top transfer target for the Rossoneri as he believes he will fill Hakan Calhanoglu’s void after joining rivals Inter Milan.

AC Milan already signed two Chelsea players this summer – Giroud and Fikayo Tomori, and the 2018 world champion is hoping to have Ziyech on Stefano Pioli’s team.

He also left some words of admiration for the 28-year-old’s qualities after contributing four goals and three assists in his debut season in England.

“Ziyech is a great player. We had a great connection, even though we only played a few games together, ”Giroud was quoted as saying Semper Milan.

“He has an upper left foot, has experience and is very good technically. It would be nice to play with him again. “

Meanwhile, Ziyech has a four-year contract with the Blues and is currently working on preparing for Chelsea’s UEFA Super Cup game against Europa League winners Villarreal on August 11th.

After playing at Windsor Park, Chelsea will open their 2021-22 Premier League season against Crystal Palace three days later.

“I feel great, hot. I think for everyone the days off we’ve had were good. At the moment we can do our best, we’re all hungry and hot,” he said after a pre-season game against Bournemouth .

“The biggest thing is to get back into the rhythm, to get fit again, to get the minutes into your leg. This is the most important thing to prepare for the real work.

“It’s always nice for confidence, but it’s not the greatest in the first place.”


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