Lyon end Giroud interest; make claim about striker’s future

Date published: Tuesday 27th June 2017 10:10

Olivier Giroud: Still big part of Arsenal's plans

Lyon look to have ended their interest in Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, claiming they also know where his future lies.

The French hitman had been mooted to be part of a swap deal involving Alexandre Lacazette, with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger keen to bolster his forward line this summer.

However, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed Giroud is not on their radar following the arrival of Bertrand Traore from Chelsea.

“We don’t want to stockpile forwards,” Aulas said.

“Arsenal want to keep him.”

Giroud started only 11 Premier League games last term and despite Aulas’ claims it would appear that the 30-year-old could still move on this summer.

London rivals West Ham have been strongly linked with a move for the forward and are willing to fork out £20m and wages of £130,000-a-week to get their man, according to the report in the Daily Express.

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