Aston Villa watch Olivier Giroud and Benjamin Stambouli at Montpellier

Villa scouts keep an eye on 15m Montpellier striker Giroud and team-mate Stambouli

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22:47 GMT, 19 March 2012

Aston Villa sent scouts to watch Montpellier striker Olivier Giroud and defender Benjamin Stambouli against Nancy on Saturday.

But Giroud, 25, may be too expensive at 15m.

French fancy: Aston Villa want Montpellier forward Olivier Giroud (right)

French fancy: Aston Villa want Montpellier forward Olivier Giroud (right)

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