Napoli target Arsenal striker Giroud

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Napoli will use their appearance in this weekend's Emirates Cup to try to sign Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, reports the Daily Star.

The Naples-based club have turned their attentions towards the Frenchman after realising they'll have to stump up £35million to sign No.1 target Jackson Martinez.

Giroud, who signed for Arsenal only last summer from Montpellier, has impressed in pre-season netting six goals in just 67 minutes of play during Arsenal's tour of Asia.

The coup would represent a double blow for Arsenal after Napoli swooped in on Arsene Wenger's main target Gonzalo Higuain after Real Madrid raised the asking price - Higuain signed for the club for £32million.

Along with Giroud, Rafa Benitez is considering a move for Palermo’s Abel Hernandez and Pablo Osvaldo of Roma.

It seems interest in Giroud is only increasing after it was reported that Valencia are also looking in to the possibility of signing him.

Valencia are looking for a replacement for Roberto Soldado, who signed for Tottenham for £26million.

It is unlikely, however, that Arsenal will want to see the Frenchman walk out as Wenger is keen to keep his squad intact ahead of the new season.

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