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West Ham want to sign Olivier Giroud from Arsenal

Arsenal's French striker Olivier Giroud celebrates after scoring their third goal during the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and

West Ham are trying to sign Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, according to Sky sources.

The Hammers are keen to bolster their attacking options this summer and are also interested in Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City), Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea), Adama Traore (Middlesbrough) and Henry Onyekuru (KAS Eupen).

Giroud scored 16 goals last season, but started only 11 Premier League matches with manager Arsene Wenger preferring to deploy Alexis Sanchez in a central striking role.

Despite this, the 30-year-old pledged his future to Arsenal in January, signing a new two-and-a-half-year contract with the club.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01:  Olivier Giroud of Arsenal scores the opening goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at the
Image: Giroud scored 16 goals last season for Arsenal, including a memorable scorpion kick against Crystal Palace

Sky Sports News HQ understands Wenger is currently looking to freshen up his own attacking options and is attempting to sign Kylian Mbappe (Monaco) and Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon).

Giroud joined Arsenal from Montpellier in 2012 and has since scored 98 goals in 226 appearances in all competitions.

Slaven Bilic, Manager of West Ham United applauds supporters during the Premier League match against Stoke City
Image: Slaven Bilic is looking to bolster West Ham's attacking options

He has helped the club win the FA Cup on three occasions (2014, 2015 and 2017) and was part of the France squad that reached the final of EURO 2016.

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West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has already strengthened his squad ahead of next season with the signing of former Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta.

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