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Marseille want Olivier Giroud from Arsenal this summer - Sky sources

Olivier Giroud was named captain for the game by manager Arsene Wenger
Image: Olivier Giroud is the No 1 target for Marseille as they look to rebuild

Marseille will try to sign Olivier Giroud from Arsenal this summer, according to Sky sources.

The French club have made him their No 1 transfer target and are willing to pay £20m for the 30-year-old striker.

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Giroud signed a contract extension in January which keeps him tied to Arsenal until the summer of 2020.

Marseille believe they will be able to convince him to return to France at the end of the season.

Giroud has scored 13 times from only 14 starts this season, with Arsene Wenger often preferring Alexis Sanchez as his main striker.

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Image: Giroud scoring one of his 13 goals this season in the 4-0 win at Swansea in January

Marseille will have money to spend this summer after they were bought by American businessman Franck McCourt last October.

They signed Dimitri Payet from West Ham United for £25m in January and are also interested in Crystal Palace midfielder Yohan Cabaye.

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Arsenal signed Giroud from Montpelier for £12m in June 2012. He has scored 95 times from 156 starts and last season he was Arsenal's top scorer with 24 goals.

He has won two FA Cups in England and Marseille are planning on making this year's FA Cup final against Chelsea his last appearance in an Arsenal shirt.

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