QPR challenge Arsenal for Montpellier striker Giroud

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.

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