Olivier Giroud’s agent has dismissed talk of a move to Marseille and insists the striker wants to remain at Arsenal for the long-term.
Recent speculation has claimed that the Ligue 1 side have made Giroud their priority signing this summer although Arsene Wenger has insisted they have not made contact.
Michael Manuelo, Giroud’s agent, says the France international is focused on the Gunners and has not been in talks with other clubs.
“Nothing is true,” he told Foot Mercato. “There was talk that Olivier was in contact with Rudi Garcia. I said that that was false.
“There is no contact between Marseille and us. At this point, there is no contact. Olivier wants to help his team qualify for the Champions League.
“When we know exactly what Arsene Wenger is doing, we will ask ourselves questions. We will think about what is possible and what is not possible.
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“Today when Olivier and I talk, there are no discussions about other projects. I believe that when you are at such a level, you first have to think about the club.”
Giroud only signed a new deal back in January and Manuelo insists neither the player nor the club are thinking of partings ways currently.
“We are not going to talk hypothetically about if Inter Milan, Marseille, Napoli or Lyon are interested… his future is not only linked with that of the manager,” he added.
‘It is linked to what Arsenal are going to do and if there is a change at Arsenal in terms of how Olivier is implicated at the project. Things have not changed since his contract extension.
“Our desire is be at Arsenal long term. Olivier has been there for five years. The aim for Olivier is still to go as far as possible in this adventure with Arsenal to do great things there.
“At some point, if the two are to separate, we will see. But it is not the intention of the parties.”