Lunchtime Report: June 26

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Arsenal have officially completed the signing of Montpellier striker and France international Olivier Giroud, the club have confirmed.

Giroud said he was "very proud to be a Gunner", revealing he was attracted by the club's footballing philosophy under Arsene Wenger.

As England return home, Roy Hodgson has admitted that striker Wayne Rooney suffered under the weight of expectation at Euro 2012.

Vincente Del Bosque has said it will take a "collective effort" from Spain to stop Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of tomorrow night's Euro 2012 semi-final.


According to German newspaper Bild, Tottenham are closing in on Gylfi Sigurdsson after hijacking Liverpool's deal to sign the midfielder. (BILD)


Atletico Madrid have reportedly told Chelsea that Colombian striker Radamel Falcao is not for sale - at any price. (The Sun)

And finally, Didier Drogba has been linked with a move to Barcelona - just days after confirming he would join Shanghai Shenhua. (The Guardian)

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