As Arsenal gets close to completing a deal for a new attacker, the Gunners may also be close to losing one of their best strikers, and that could be to a Merseyside club.
The media is reporting that Everton is set to test the Gunners resolve by tabling a bid for French striker, Olivier Giroud. Per the source, the Toffees have joined West Ham and Olympique Lyon to enquire about the striker.
Olivier Giroud was used sparingly this season as Arsene Wenger used Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck. However, he was very important for the Gunners as he scored some very critical goals that earned them valuable points during the season.
Giroud faces a major fight for a starting place next season, despite the uncertainty surrounding the future of Alexis Sanchez as Wenger is close to agreeing on a deal with Olympique Lyon for Alexandre Lacazette.
Ronald Koeman is overseeing the biggest spending spree in Everton’s history and has already completed the signing of Jordan Pickford from Sunderland for a record £30 million and is set to add Malaga’s, Sandro Ramirez.
Koeman believes that Giroud will be the perfect replacement for Romelu Lukaku as the Belgian seeks a move away from the Toffees, and they are ready to follow their interest through with a £20 million offer.