Olivier Giroud has touched down in Italy for his AC Milan medical ahead of joining the Serie A giants from Chelsea in a £1million deal.
The France forward was pictured on Thursday afternoon arriving at the Linate airport in Milan after being flown from Grenoble on a private jet.
Giroud, who was seen wearing a mask with the AC Milan badge on it, briefly waved to the cameras and posed for photographs as he stepped outside the airport before being whisked away in a 4×4 BMW by a club associate.
The striker will undergo his medical at Milan’s training base on Friday before putting pen to paper on two-year contract worth £3million a season.
Reports in Italy claim his deal will include an option for a further deal and expect Giroud to be confirmed as a Milan player on Friday.
The Italian side had Giroud on their radar for some time and had hope to sign him on a free transfer this summer when his contract expired, but Chelsea activated a one-year extension meaning Milan had to trigger his £1million release clause.