Giroud says the transfer rumours "sting".
"When talking about a guy to play in your place, you take it personally because it's your position. I hear: 'They have Giroud and Welbeck, but need a world class striker'. Like, we're not world class strikers," he told L'Equipe.
"No (it doesn't bother me), but it stings.
"It gives me extra motivation."