A number of top clubs could look to pounce amid rumours that Olivier Giroud is unsettled at Arsenal, FootballDirectNews.com understands.
The 27-year-old has recently had to endure allegations about his public life in the British press, and has been linked with a return to his native France in a bid to save his marriage.
However, other clubs from around Europe are also keen on the former Montpellier man, who has scored 35 goals in 84 appearances for Arsenal since joining the club last season, with Borussia Dortmund and Roma believed to be looking at him. With Dortmund set to lose Robert Lewandowski to rivals Bayern Munich this summer, manager Jurgen Klopp is known to be on the lookout for a top class replacement for the Polish international upfront, and Giroud could be among his main targets if he is available for something of a knock-down price. Roma are also keen on making new signings upfront, having failed to adequately replace the departing Pablo Osvaldo last summer, and have been linked with the likes of Bafetimbi Gomis and Demba Ba in recent months. I hope we keep him, but it looks at the moment like he might want to get out of England for personal reasons, an Arsenal insider revealed. “There’s strong interest from both Roma and Dortmund, and I imagine there’ll continue to be interest from clubs in France. “Click here to enter and win two tickets to watch Arsenal – Swansea on Tuesday, 25th.