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16-year-old Joshua Zirkzee to snub Arsenal for Everton 0

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Daily Star, Feyenoord teenager Joshua Zirkzee is set to join Everton, with Ajax, Manchester United and Arsenal set to miss out. The 16-year-old look nailed on for a move to the Emirates Stadium but Everton edged themselves ahead of Arsenal after manager Ronald Koeman, formerly of Feyenoord and ex-Netherlands defender, convinced Zirkzee to Merseyside.

He won’t break the bank either as his contract with Feyenoord has expired. Everton can reportedly sign Zirkzee for small compensation as they are buying a player from outside Britain. If the deal was purely a domestic move, it would have been a lot more money. The Toffees have been targeting young starts this summer and Zirkzee’s chances of developing into a first-team player are greater.

Everton receive boost in Giroud pursuit with Dortmund to keep Aubameyang 0

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Borussia Dortmund look to have pulled out of the race to sign Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud this summer, after announcing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wouldn’t be leaving the club, reports the Express.

Dortmund had only considered a target in attack should the Gabon international have left for a proposed £70m deal but it never happened, meaning Arsenal have one less club to worry about the race for the French ace.

Giroud enjoyed a prolific season for Arsenal in 2016/17, scoring and creating 15 Premier League goals in 11 starts. He would go on to score 28 goals in all competitions for club and country last season but admitted uncertainty over his future as a result of his role at the club.

Olivier Giroud could be off to Dortmund 0

Posted on July 16, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror, German giants Borussia Dortmund have entered into formal talks over signing Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud this summer.

The 30-year-old had been strongly linked with a £20million move to the Gunners Premier League rivals Everton. However, it seems that Dortmund could be set to land the striker, as they are reportedly set to sell star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Chelsea for a fee in the region of £65million.

Despite the reported talks with BVB, Everton are still the favourites to sign the French striker at odds of 10/11. The Merseysiders will no doubt be monitoring the situation carefully, as they look for a like-for-like replacement for Romelu Lukaku.

Walcott reportedly a target for Everton 1

Posted on July 16, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Mirror, Everton are keen on Arsenal forward Theo Walcott this summer and could make a £30m bid to procure his signature. The England international finished the season outside of the starting eleven with the Gunners and could be open to a move if manager Arsene Wenger cannot guarantee him more playing time this upcoming campaign.

Everton are looking to bring in cover for Yannick Bolasie, with the winger still out with an injury until 2018. Leicester City’s Demarai Gray is reportedly a transfer target too. The Toffees have spent close to £100m on new players this summer, which could rise to £50m should they sign Swansea City’s Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Giroud determined to stay and fight for his place at Arsenal 0

Posted on July 12, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Despite increasing speculation regarding his future at Arsenal and exit rumours heating up with Alexandre Lacazette signing, the French striker Olivier Giroud looks set for Arsenal stay.

A move away from the Emirates looked to be on the cards for the French forward after a disappointing end to the season when Olivier Giroud lost his place in the starting line-up at Arsenal.

The arrival of Lyon star Alexandre Lacazette was expected to be the last drop for the experienced striker who has emerged as a transfer target for several French outfits but also Everton.

Everton to step up attempts to sign Giroud 0

Posted on July 06, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Metro, Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is considering a move to Everton this summer and is believed to have been in contact with manager Ronald Koeman. The French international looked set to stay after committing his future, but he’s since been linked with a host of clubs and knows he’ll be second-choice to new signing Alexandre Lacazette.

Giroud spent last season third in the pecking order to Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck. He was an effective substitute, however, and turned in an impressive goal tally given the considerable lack of minutes. The 30-year-old scored 12 goals in 11 Premier League starts, scoring and creating 20 goals in all competitions for Arsenal, and has sides ready to bid £20m for his services as a result.

Everton join Olivier Giroud race 0

Posted on July 03, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is sending a clear message to the French forward Olivier Giroud with the imminent arrival of Alexandre Lacazette.

The 30-year-old striker who struggled to break into the starting line-up towards the end of last season with Gunners is nearing the end of the road at the Emirates. Having seen his credentials being regularly put to the test, Giroud looks set to pack his bags and move elsewhere during the summer transfer window.

The experienced frontman will have no shortage of suitors and the list of potential new destinations for the Arsenal man is getting longer every day.

Will signing Lacazette mean the end of Giroud at Arsenal? 1

Posted on July 03, 2017 by David Nugent

It seems that Arsenal are in fact close to the signing of Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, as the French clubs president Jean-Michel Aulas has told French media outlet Le Progres : “Alexandre Lacazette’s transfer to Arsenal could be actioned within the next day or two.

“The figure reported by the English media of around €67m (including €12m in add-ons) is impossible and not realistic. Arsenal’s first offer was around €45m, the transfer will be concluded in the range of €45m to €50m.”

Onyekuru snubs Arsenal to complete Everton move 2

Posted on June 29, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Nigerian international Henry Onyekuru has turned down interest from Arsenal and West Ham United to join Everton this summer, reports the Express. The KAS Eupen striker, who scored 24 goals in 41 games in all competitions last season, announced the move on his Instagram account before Everton formally revealed the transfer.

It’s bad news for Arsenal as the Gunners appeared to be in the driving seat to procure his signature but a failure to secure a work permit led to the deal breaking down. Everton will sign Onyekuru and loan him out to Belgian Jupiler Pro League giants Anderlecht for next season until he gets a work permit to play in England.

Everton enter the race for Onyekuru 0

Posted on June 27, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to Football.London, Everton have joined West Ham United and Arsenal in the race for Henry Onyekuru’s signature. The Nigerian striker is reportedly worth around £8m and is expected to leave Belgian outfit KAS Eupen as a result of his impressive season and the increased interest this summer.

The 20-year-old scored an impressive 24 goals in 41 games in all competitions last season. Onyekuru is capable of playing across the frontline out wide or as a centre-forward and won’t break the bank. He’s made a total of 60 appearances for KAS Eupen while having represented his country on one occasion.

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