Kenny keeping tabs on Montpellier ace

Liverpool are keeping tabs on Montpellier striker Oliver Giroud, with a potential summer bid for the hitman in the offing, according to The Daily Mail.

Reds boss Kenny Dalglish and assistant Steve Clarke were present at the Ligue 1 side’s 1-0 win over Toulouse on Friday night, although the forward did miss a penalty in the clash.

The France international has caught the eye in Montpellier’s amazing run to the top of Ligue 1, where they look odds on to win the title despite a mid-table finish last term.

The French club have previously stated that they will only sell Giroud for offers of around £50 million, but there is believed to be a release clause in his contract for about £13.5 million.

The Anfield club will have competition for his signature however, as a raft of European clubs have been linked with the burly marksman.

Arsenal scout Gilles Grimandi and Bayern Munich’s Christian Nerlinger were in the crowd on Friday night also, and with Giroud likely to make an appearance for his nation at Euro 2012, there could be a scramble for his signing this summer.

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