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Lloris keen on Arsenal switch, claims Giroud

ESPN staff
February 11, 2014
Olivier Giroud says he talks to Hugo Lloris about everything © AP

Olivier Giroud has admitted he tried to talk Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris into joining North London rivals Arsenal.

Speculation over Lloris' future at White Hart Lane has come into question lately, with several reports suggesting he may leave Tottenham should they fail to qualify for the Champions League.

However, Giroud revealed he had spoken to Lloris about moving to the Emirates along with fellow Arsenal team-mate Laurent Koscielny.

"We go out together and talk about everything," Giroud told French TV. "We talk about life and sometimes the French team a bit and our wish to have a great experience together at the World Cup.

"Have I asked him to join Arsenal? Yes, I have with Lolo (Laurent Koscielny). He would have liked to, he would quite like to. You will have to ask him the question."

Lloris is under contract at Tottenham until 2016 having joined from Ligue 1 side Lyon in 2012 for a fee of £8 million.

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