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Wishlist Olivier Giroud

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Oliver Giroud, who has been capped twice by his country, has hit 16 goals in 22 games for Montpellier in Ligue 1 so far this season. Montpellier, though, are bracing themselves for concrete offers in the summer and, according to France Football, have now decided to raise Giroud's buy-out clause, which had previously stood at €10m (£8.4m). Montpellier have reportedly increased Olivier Giroud's buy-out clause to €16 million (£13.4 million) in a bid to avoid losing the forward on the cheap in the summer.

I heard that Arsenal and Newcastle are interested on him.

I hope Chelsea monitor him. It would be a good if we sign him.

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Brilliant analysis SeB, I take back my comparison between Gignac and Giroud. I'm glad I made the comparison though, as it instigated your analysis!

I honestly think he will end up in the Serie A. I think Roma will be great for him. Hopefully he doesn't join PSG, Lyon or Marseille.

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A read a lot of people who think he's not suited for English Football and that he'd rather go to Liga or Série A.

I'm of those who think he's made for English Football, all in his playing style makes me think he can only succeed there. Almost 4 years that I'm convinced of it and how his career goes only confirms this feeling lol

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Saw Giroud last night and he was impressive. Could be a good 2nd striker that won't overshadow Torres (as least initially!) and won't cost £25m+. I think he would be worth considering.

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Saw Giroud last night and he was impressive. Could be a good 2nd striker that won't overshadow Torres (as least initially!) and won't cost £25m+. I think he would be worth considering.

Think again.

http://www.mirrorfootball.co.uk/news/Transfer-news-Arsenal-must-pay-40m-for-Olivier-Giroud-and-Newcastle-were-too-small-for-him-says-Montpellier-chairman-article846841.html

Arsenal's interest in Olivier Giroud looks like being over after Montpellier's colourful chairman demanded £40m for the in-form striker.

Newcastle had been strongly linked with the 25-year-old at around £8.3m before Alan Pardew said today they would not sign a forward until summer.

Montpellier owner Louis Nicollin responded by calling the St James' Park club "too small" for Giroud in the first place and slapping the highly optimistic price tag on his 13-goal hitman.

Nicollin, whose surprise side are second in Ligue 1, said: "Newcastle? They are too small for him. Arsenal? You would have to see if Arsene Wenger is interested but, as before, there is Van Persie.

"And at 10million euros? No. Given that he still has more than two years of contract, it will cost more.

"He has a contract until 2014, so 50 or 60million euros at least."

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RMC INFO SPORT - According to reports, Arsenal will start discussions with Olivier Giroud in the coming hours.

http://www.rmcsport....ud-c-est-parti/

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yes from that article, it says that the club prefer to sell him to either Arsenal or Chelsea, hoping to secure a loan deal for either Chamakh or Lukaku.Arsenal should be making a bid in the next hours. basically this week.

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I didn't think that there's be much of interest in RMC.fr's - no, I don't know how reliable they are -

article

about

Arsenal

closing in on Montpellier forward Olivier Giroud, but it's nice to be wrong. Although Arsenal look like they're in pole position to nab the striker (and for fairly cheap, too - €12M is the quoted price), Montpellier president Louis Nicollin has indicated he'd be more than happy to deal with

Chelsea

as well:

Le club de Louis Nicollin préférerait le transférer à Arsenal ou Chelsea pour récupérer

Marouane Chamakh

ou

Romelu Lukaku

, en prêt, dans la transaction.

Loosely translated, that means that Montpellier would have preferred to sell to Arsenal or Chelsea because they want one of Marouane Chamakh or Romelu Lukaku on loan. Google translated, it starts talking about Yoann Gourcouff because Google Translate

is possessed by some sort of demon witch or something

.

Anyway, this is of interest on two fronts. One is that we could probably acquire Olivier Giroud and for fairly cheap if we wanted. If Arsenal are in for him while

Robin van Persie is there, he must be willing to play second fiddle, and since Chelsea can offer higher wages it wouldn't be impossible to snatch him out of the Gunners' cold, grasping hands. Secondly, it sounds as though Montpellier could be a completely viable loan option for Lukaku, which would be fantastic - he'd be playing in a competitive league and potentially in Europe too.

So keep an eye on this transfer. I don't expect anything to go through soon, but if Arsenal do buy Giroud and don't send Chamakh the other way, I could definitely see Lukaku heading to France. And if they don't manage to secure that deal, Giroud would be a very nice option for Chelsea anyway.

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