Arsenal may still include Chamakh in deal for Montpellier's Giroud

Arsenal hope to drive down Montpellier's price for Olivier Giroud by sending Marouane Chamakh back to France as part of the deal.

Arsenal hope to drive down Montpellier's price for Olivier Giroud by sending Marouane Chamakh back to France as part of the deal.

The Gunners have agreed a fee in the region of £12 million for the France international, who will formally sign after the Euros.

However, Arsenal could convince Montpellier to drop their valuation by including Chamakh in part-exchange.

Montpellier coach Rene Girard has already declared an interest in Chamakh.

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