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According to Marseille Mercato, Marseille made a €28 million offer for Olivier Giroud on Friday afternoon.
It is claimed that the French side, who are backed by investment by American businessman Frank McCourt, had an earlier bid rejected but have returned with improved terms, thought to be €3 million in add-ons, that the Gunners are considering.
The 30-year-old is said to be open to leaving the Emirates and would prefer a move to the Stade Velodrome over West Ham United.
The Gunners are on the verge of completing a club-record deal for Alexandre Lacazette in the coming days and are still hopeful of retaining the services of Alexis Sanchez. With Theo Walcott, Lucas Perez and Danny Welbeck providing additional competition it’s believed that Arsene Wenger will begrudgingly allow Giroud to leave even though he believes the player has qualities Arsenal need.
Last season Giroud, who signed a new contract at Arsenal in January, made only 17 starts in all competitions. The striker has scored 98 goals since moving to London from Montpellier for £12 million in 2012.