Suggested by the French media as one of the options Marseille could turn to in their hunt for a new marquee striker in the summer, Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud seemed like a difficult target.

Having just signed a new contract with the Gunners, and in a team who play Champions League football on a regular basis, convincing him to leave London to return to the south of France seemed like a tall order.

However, the former Montpellier striker has revealed he would be open to the idea, but not in the near future.

Invited as a guest on RMC Sport’s Team Duga with former Birmingham striker Christophe Dugarry, the France international discussed the new Marseille project and responded to the speculation he could sign there in the summer.

He said, relayed by Le10 Sport“Marseille? One day, why not? You must never say no, but my short-term and mid-term future, I see it in England. That’s why I renewed with Arsenal until 2019”.

Signing from Ligue 1 in back in 2012 for just over £10m, the 30-year-old striker has made 211 appearances for the Gunners in just over four years, scoring 93 goals and assisting his teammates 39 times along the way.