May 19, 2024

Olivier Giroud recently rejected a £120,000-a-week contract at Everton, with the Toffees having tried to sign the AC Milan striker in January, according to Calciomercato.

The France international, who is his nation’s all-time top scorer, turned down the return to England in the January transfer market.

Giroud is still very much favored at Milan, with the 36-year-old close to extending his deal at the Serie A club, according to Calciomercato.

“Olivier Giroud is very attached to Milan and he demonstrated it recently by refusing a very rich offer from Everton,” according to Calciomercato.

“The Toffees had put an 18-month contract worth 10 million Euros in total on the plate in the January transfer market.”

No return for Giroud

Giroud is well-loved in the Premier League, with the striker having spent a decade in the English top flight, with six years at Arsenal and four at Chelsea.

And despite plenty of criticism going his way over the years, he knew how to find the back of the net better than most.

There is no doubt that he would have continued where he left off in England at the Toffees, who have been crying out for a goalscorer this season amid struggles in the final third.

Leading striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin is in a constant battle with injury, while backup Neal Maupay is reportedly on his way out of the club this summer.

But Giroud has opted to stay in Italy, with the striker currently on 12 goals for the season and heading for a new contract.

Everton boss Sean Dyche will undoubtedly turn to the summer transfer market to bolster his attacking options, but any move for France legend Giroud is seemingly off the cards.

While Giroud could have been a hit at Goodison, signing a younger striker would inspire much more excitement and confidence ahead of next season.

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