Juventus are pondering a lucrative offer for Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud this summer, according to a report from Italian publication Tuttosport.
Giroud has apparently lost his starting eleven place to Danny Welbeck of late and it is believed that the Serie A giants are preparing a move for the highly-rated French centre-forward.
Some reports say Edinson Cavani is the first name on that list of the Juve but, if Cavani cannot be signed then Giroud is an alternative option to bolster their forward options.
Arsenal supporters are quick to criticise Giroud after his recent below per performances, but his impressive goal scoring record for the Gunners has ignited the interest of the Italians and it might be enough for Arsene Wenger to raise some fund by selling their 29-year-old striker.
Welbeck’s recent return to fitness and form has forced Giroud on the bench and his limitations to some extent seem to leave Wenger deciding not to start him on occasion.
The France international himself would certainly be tempted by a move to the Italian champions after Arsenal’s poor and frustrating season.
According to reports he could be available for a range of £15.5million to £19.5m in the summer, and, with Arsenal being heavily linked to strikers such as Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain, he may be allowed to leave for more regular first-team football.
Meanwhile Olivier Giroud has scored 20 goals in 42 appearances for Arsenal in this campaign.
The Gunners blew away Everton with goals from Alex Iwobi and Danny Welbeck giving them a 2-0 lead at half-time and Arsenal fans were really excited to see their new-look frontline and find it very hard to think how Olivier Giroud will get back in the first team. Giroud was once considered as Arsenal’s first choice striker but has been pegged back to bench in recent weeks following a poor run of form. And Arsenal fans now believe the Frenchman’s career at the Emirates is now all but over.