Montpellier striker Olivier Giroud is staying calm over rumours linking him with Newcastle United.

Giroud insists he is ignoring rumours of a January bid from Newcastle and focusing on seeing out the season with Ligue 1 leaders Montpellier.

With 12 goals in 15 games this season, twice-capped Giroud is the league's top scorer.

"I am very happy with the start of the season," he said. "I am in good form, in good physical condition, so I am lucky at the moment and enjoying my football.

"It is normal to be linked with clubs when you are scoring goals.

"I like the English Premier League. Newcastle are a big club, so who knows?

"But at the moment I am thinking about Montpellier and putting them on the European map at the end of the season."