Everton are set to sign Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun after giving up on Olivier Giroud.
Everton were chasing Giroud throughout the summer and were still interested in the lead-up to the January transfer window. However, it appears they have moved on to another target.
According to the Guardian, Everton have agreed a £25m fee with Besiktas for Turkish striker Cenk Tosun. The move could mean that Giroud will stay at the club until the summer.
There were reports that Besiktas would move for the Frenchman should they lose Tosun. However, the Guardian report that Arsene Wenger intends to keep him at the club for the remainder of the season.
Giroud has started just a single Premier League game this season. His role as super-sub has been a successful one, but might not help him keep his place in the France starting eleven.
As a result, there has been speculation about his future at Arsenal. Other clubs could show an interest, but we now know that Everton, who seemed very keen on him, are out the race.
Should Giroud stay, it’ll mean Arsenal won’t need another centre forward until the summer at least. Tosun had also been linked with Arsenal, but only if Giroud left.