Ambitious QPR have made a move for Montpellier striker Olivier Giroud.

The Daily Mail says manager Mark Hughes is prepared to splash a significant part of his summer budget to land a top-class goalscorer.

Arsenal have led the running for Montpellier striker Giroud, who scored 26 goals last season. His club owner Louis Nicollin recently said he rated Giroud, 25, at £50million but the player is believed to have a £12.8m release clause in his contract.