Everton prepare £20m bid for Arsenal striker

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is a surprise transfer target for Everton, according to The Sun.

The Toffees have been splashing the cash in the early stages of the summer transfer window and have reportedly turned their attention to Giroud.

With star striker Romelu Lukaku expected to leave Goodison Park before the end of the summer, Giroud is being lined up as a replacement.

Everton are said to be ready to make a £20m bid for the 30-year-old France international.

Giroud has previously been linked with French sides Lyon and Marseille, plus West Ham United, but no deal has been done amid reports that Arsene Wenger is keen to keep him in his squad for the 2017/18 campaign.

Everton boss Ronald Koeman has already signed Ajax captain Davy Klassen, Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and Eupen youngster Henry Onyekuru, while Burnley centre-back Michael Keane and Malaga forward Sandro Ramirez are expected to finalise their switches in the coming days.

Aleksandar Pandovski

Aleksandar is the columnist of Balkan Talk from the beginning. He writes about Albanian football and loves KF Tirana. October 11, 2015 was the happiest moment in his life, when Albania qualified for UEFA Euro 2016,