Arsenal on the verge of completing another transfer deal

Olympique Marseille is increasingly confident of completing a deal for Arsenal attacker Olivier Giroud.

The former French champions are one of many suitors who are looking to sign the unhappy striker following the arrival of Alexandre Lacazette at Arsenal.

The Gunners have signed Lacazette for a club record fee despite having Danny Welbeck, Olivier Giroud, and Lucas Perez as attacking options. This move has further thrown Giroud’s future into doubt.

Giroud signed a new contract with the Gunners in January but has admitted to being unhappy with his lack of first-team opportunities last season, as he was used mainly as a backup striker.

English sides West Ham and Everton remain keen to prise him away from the Gunners, but Marseille, who also have competition from counterparts Lyon, believe they will win the race.

While West Ham and Everton are willing to pay £20 million for Giroud, Marseille has reportedly made an offer in the region of £25 million for his signature.

Giroud has done little to suggest he would not join Marseille this summer as he told reporters that he would consider an approach from the former European champions.