Marseille are keen to sign Olivier Giroud this summer and are willing to offer Arsenal upto £20 million for the striker, according to Sky Sports.
The report claims he is the Ligue 1 side’s top transfer target and they are confident they can tempt him into returning to France.
Giroud only signed a new deal with Arsenal earlier this year, that keeps him at the club until 2020, after being linked with a move away during the winter.
The striker’s agent played down talk of a move to Marseille earlier this month although he did admit that the situation could change in the summer.
Giroud has struggled for starts this season with Alexis Sanchez being preferred in a central role but has still managed 13 goals for the Gunners this season, including some crucial strikes.
Whether he is prepared to continue to play a bit-part role at Arsenal remains to be seen, although Sanchez’s future at the club is far from certain with the Chilean still yet to agree a new deal.
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Lucas Perez is also expected to leave after becoming frustrated with the latest reports claiming he could return to Deportivo La Coruna this summer.
While Giroud is a more than useful squad option, an offer of £20m for a player who turns 31 next year could well be too tempting to turn down.