Paper round-up: Speculation over Giroud’s future

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Olivier Giroud wants to leave Arsenal on loan in January and West Ham and Crystal Palace are both interested, the Sunday Mirror say.

It is claimed that Giroud wants the move in order to secure his place in France’s World Cup squad and would prefer to stay in London, where his family are settled.

The Sunday Mirror say that rules out a move to Everton, who were keen on the forward.

The newspaper quotes ‘a source close to the ­situation at Arsenal’ as saying: “Olivier does not want to disturb and uproot his family.

“Ideally, he wants to stay but he needs football – there are options in London for him.”

Meanwhile, The Sunday Times reports that Joe Hart will not be able to end his season-long loan deal at West Ham after being dropped by boss David Moyes.

The Mail on Sunday say Arsenal will make a bid next summer to sign Paris St-Germain’s Portugal winger Goncalo Guedes and again tip the Gunners to make another attempt to sign Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar.

The Mail on Sunday also claim Tottenham are among Premier League clubs interested in German left-back Philipp Max.

Liverpool, Manchester United and Everton are also said to be interested in the Augsburg star.

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Max, 24, is under contract until 2022 but there has been much speculation in the German media that he could move to England.

The Sunday Mirror say Real Madrid could target Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

Chelsea will allow Michy Batshuayi to go out on loan in January and will look to sign a replacement, The Sun on Sunday say.

The Sun on Sunday also claim Chelsea want CSKA Moscow midfielder Aleksandr Golovin.

And Fulham are paving the way for Ryan Sessegnon to be sold to Tottenham or Manchester United by searching for a replacement for the teenage left-back, again according to The Sun on Sunday.

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