The fact that Arsenal are hoping to bring in a top-class striker doesn’t bode well for Olivier Giroud’s future at the club.
The Gunners are being linked with Kylian Mbappe and Alexandre Lacazette, and it all points to their compatriot not being deemed good enough by Arsene Wenger.
Perhaps this is a little unfair. There’s an argument that Giroud is criminally underrated, and he did score 16 goals last season despite making just 17 starts in all competitions.
That seems to have attracted Everton, reports the Sun, as they view him as a potential replacement for Romelu Lukaku.
The 30-year-old would cost £20million, which at today’s prices looks like a bargain for an established Premier League forward.
It’s thought West Ham and Marseille also want him, but the Toffees undoubtedly have the financial clout having already spent big on the likes of Jordan Pickford from Sunderland and Davy Klassen from Ajax. Michael Keane is also set to join from Everton.
Ronald Koeman will make signing a new striker a priority, especially once Lukaku finally makes his move.