Reports in the French media have claimed that joining West Ham United is a “credible solution” for Olivier Giroud if he wants to remain in London.

According to reputable French media outlet L’Equipe, reported via Sport Witness, Olivier Giroud is a major target for the Hammers, who remain very interested in the Frenchman.

West Ham are desperately trying to land a new striker this summer.

Last season, Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho were very injury-prone.

Loan duo Simone Zaza and Jonathan Calleri proved to be flops, managing just one goal between them (Calleri’s deflected effort against Middlesbrough).

Ashley Fletcher and Toni Martinez are not considered ready for the first team just yet and Enner Valencia will be sold this summer.

As a result, the Hammers are trying to sign Olivier Giroud.

The France international fits the bill as a physical striker who is good both aerially and with the ball at his feet.

The left-footed forward could be flogged by Arsenal this summer with West Ham lurking.

Marseille and Lyon will rival the Irons for Giroud, according to this report, but he might prefer to stay in London.

This is where West Ham hold the trump card and we have been described as a “credible solution” for the 30-year-old.