Everton could turn their attentions to Leicester City striker Islam Slimani if they cannot tempt Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud to Goodison Park this summer.

That’s according to the Express, who believe Everton have lined up the Algerian international as a secondary option with Giroud looking more and more likely to stay at Arsenal.

There have been rumours throughout this summer that the French international was considering an exit from the Emirates due to a lack of playing time. And Alexandre Lacazette’s arrival has further hampered his chances of starting more games.

But Arsenal are very keen to keep the 30-year-old at the club ahead of the new season, even if in an impact role, which means Everton might have to finally admit defeat in their pursuit of Giroud.

If they do give up on the former Montpellier centre-forward, Slimani may be the man to replace Romelu Lukaku on Merseyside. The 29-year-old scored and created 11 goals in 13 Premier League starts last season for Leicester.