Speaking in an interview with L’Équipe, Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas confirmed that he has held discussions with Olivier Giroud over a possible move.
“There has been an approach, at some point, for Giroud. He is a boy that we like, who scores lots of goals and who has a lot of ambition for Russia (World Cup). He told me personally that he wanted to take his time, that things were not completely defined with Arsenal, that he had a secret hope that he would be the number one striker next season. The key is Arsène Wenger. We are watching. We will try to very quickly sign a top European attacker.”