According to The Times (£), Everton are ready to rival West Ham United and Marseille for the signing of Olivier Giroud.
The France international appears to be on his way out of the Emirates with the Gunners on the verge of sealing a deal for compatriot Alexandre Lacazette.
It’s suggested that the Toffees, now backed financially by former Arsenal investor Farhad Moshiri, see Giroud as a possible replacement for Romelu Lukaku who is being tipped to return to Chelsea.
On Friday, reports in France claimed that Marseille had tabled an offer totalling €28 million for Giroud. The 30-year-old striker is understood to favour a return to his homeland over a move to West Ham. It remains to be seen whether this new interest from Merseyside turns his head.
Presumably, Arsene Wenger won’t want to strengthen a Premier League rival, especially given Ronald Koeman has underlined Everton’s intent with a series of big-money deals already this summer.