Report: Olivier Giroud linked with Dortmund switch

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According to the Mirror, Olivier Giroud is a target for Borussia Dortmund as they prepare for life without Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who is being linked with a move to Chelsea.

The future of the French striker has been cast into doubt following the arrival of Alexandre Lacazette for a club record fee, and the 30 year old admitted he’s unsure of where he’ll be playing football next season.

Speaking on the club’s tour of Australia, Giroud said of his whereabouts next year, “I honestly don’t know. At the moment I’m still an Arsenal player so I’ll try to be professional like always and prepare well for next season.

“Obviously there will be more competition, even more than last year, but it’s always nice for a striker to feel the pressure and I always deal with it.

“I’ve been through some difficulties these last years but always succeeded to bounce back, but this one I don’t know. I don’t know about my future so I can’t tell you more. I’m focused on my pre-season.

“It is true that I really enjoyed my five years with Arsenal. I try to be professional. No matter what happens, I did my job on the pitch.”

With Lacazette and seemingly Danny Welbeck ahead of him in the pecking order, his playing time will be limited and in a season preceding a World Cup that’s not ideal for him.

However, he showed last season he can be a very useful squad member, so we’ll have to wait and see what transpires here.

Everton and West Ham remain interested, but a Bundesliga switch would certainly be an attractive one, particularly if he’d go there as their main striker.

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