West Ham have established that Olivier Giroud is keen to leave Arsenal and are ready to talk to the player once they get the nod .
The Hammers have also discovered that personal terms of around £100k a week will be required plus a transfer fee of around £20 million for the 30 year old who they would sign on a four year deal.
That would push the finances up to around £37 million for the player who has scored 16 goals for Arsenal in 38 appearances for Arsenal last season.
Giroud wants a permanent move away from the Emirates in favour of more regular playing time and the Hammers are keen to make it happen.
Serious talks between agents have already been held and Giroud sees the London Stadium as an ideal destination.
There is no way of the club recouping any serious sell on fee with the player’s age an inhibiting factor but he is seen as a top target with a goals record of over one in two during his time in north London