Club Confirm They Will Splash The Cash to Sign This Star Man

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Everton are now ready to step up their pursuit of Olivier Giroud, according to reports.

The Toffees on Saturday agreed a £75m fee with Manchester United for Romelu Lukaku and they have long identified Giroud as his replacement.

With the Belgian now on the verge of moving to Old Trafford, Ronald Koeman is set to step up his interest in our French man.

Giroud is being tipped to leave the Emirates due to the arrival of Alexandre Lacazette and he features prominently on Koeman’s shortlist.

According to Liverpool Echo, Koeman believes Giroud would be the perfect player to line up alongside Wayne Rooney – who is also on the verge of returning to Goodison park.

A fee of about £20m is being mooted and that wouldn’t be a problem for the Merseysiders who will make more than three times of that from the sale of Lukaku.

Wenger would ideally love to keep Giroud as back up to Lacazette as he can provide a different option for us but the striker wants to play regularly next season.

Giroud still has three years left on his contract and it is Arsenal who will call all the shots here. Should he leave the Emirates this summer, it will be because Wenger wants to sell him and not necessarily because he wants out.

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