As Arsenal’s interest in Alexandre Lacazette increases, links involving a swap deal involving Olivier Giroud have increased.
The Arsenal striker was pictured at Lyon airport this evening, sparking rumours he’s on his way out of North London, and president of the Ligue 1 club, Jean Michael Aulas, has confirmed their interest in the Handsome French Bloke.
“There has been an approach, at some point, for Giroud,” he said.
“He is a boy that we like, who scores lots of goals and who has a lot of ambition for Russia.
“He told me personally that he wanted to take his time, that things were not completely defined with Arsenal, that he had a secret hope that he would be the number one striker next season.
“The key is Arsene Wenger. We are watching. We will try to very quickly sign a top European attacker.”
The Gunners have been linked with a £44m move for Lacazette in recent days, but it seems Giroud could be used as a makeweight in the negotiations.
Let’s see what happens.