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ARSENAL CLOSING IN ON GIROUD

Montpellier's deputy president says Arsenal are closing in on France forward Olivier Giroud.

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Olivier Giroud: Closing in on Arsenal move

Olivier Giroud: Closing in on Arsenal move

Arsenal are close to completing a move for France forward Olivier Giroud, according to Montpellier's deputy president.

Giroud, who is part of Laurent Blanc's Euro 2012 squad, is thought to command a transfer fee in the region of £13million.

The 25-year-old scored 25 goals for his club last season to help Montpellier win the Ligue 1 title, igniting the interest of several top clubs.

However, it appears Arsenal are set to add the promising Frenchman to their squad, which has already been bolstered by the arrival of Germany marksman Lukas Podolski.

"Discussions are happening and going well, as part of the (release) clause set. Things are moving serenely," Montpellier's deputy president Laurent Nicollin said in French newspaper Midi Libre.

Once the deal for Giroud is complete, Arsenal could then look to offload some of their fringe players, including Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner and Morocco international Marouane Chamakh.

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