Everton are planning to make a £40m move for striker Olivier Giroud in January, according to latest reports.
After Giroud decided to stay at Arsenal this summer, the French international has once again become the subject of speculation, with Metro saying that Everton are still interested in the striker.
Koeman and Everton reportedly wanted to bring Olivier to Merseyside over the summer, and despite signing a new contract earlier in the year, Arsenal allowed Giroud to make his own decision over his future.
The 30-year-old said at the time: “I said I wanted to play but after reflecting with everybody around me – my family and my friends – I wanted to stay at Arsenal,” reports the Metro.
“I thought the story was not over at Arsenal. The club has given me a lot and I want to give it back, improve and win more trophies. I said to the boss, “our story is not finished”, and everyone was pleased with that.”
However, it seems that it’s only taken a couple of games on the bench while Lacazette starts for the media to restart the rumours.
Right now Giroud is in search of his 100th goal for the Gunners, having scored his 99th against Leicester City on the opening day of the league season.
Arsenal’s number 12 almost managed to score a spectacular effort against Doncaster Rovers, but it wasn’t to be and he’ll have to wait a bit longer to reach three figures.
Everton, meanwhile, have performed poorly so far this season. Although they won convincingly against Sunderland and scraped past Bournemouth in the last two games, the previous four matches were four straight losses.
Maybe they think Giroud can change their fortunes, but I don’t see Wenger being keen to let go of the striker half-way through the season.