Sky Sports are reporting that Marseille are targetting a summer move for Olivier Giroud.
They base this on ‘Sky sources’ – which could easily mean a random bloke on Twitter, some lad one of their journalists met in a toilet while buying crack, or a well-placed piece of info – and suggest that the Ligue 1 side would have to pay around £20m for the 30 year old striker.
Giroud spent four seasons as the club’s main striker, before becoming a bit more peripheral this campaign as Arsene Wenger preferred Alexis Sanchez up front.
Although he had a run in team over the festive period, and scored that brilliant scorpion goal, he hasn’t convinced the manager the job should be his.
He has still scored 13 goals in just 14 starts, however any deal would surely be complicated by the fact he signed a contract extension back in January along with Laurent Koscielny and Francis Coquelin.
In short, a summer wouldn’t be a huge surprise, and a return to Ligue 1 makes sense, but we’re still relatively sceptical about this one.
We’re giving it 6 poos for now (and fear not, our interactive Poo-o-Meter will return soon).