* Fields need to be completed
Account Details
Username * :
Password * :
Confirm Password * :
Email Address * :
Confirm Email Address * :
Please type the letters &
numbers in the box below
Personal Details
First Name * :
Last Name * :
Country * :
Date of Birth * : Select date
Favourite Team :
I have read and accept the Terms & Conditions.
I have read and accept the Privacy Policy.
Send me occasional Inside Futbol updates.
  |   Forgot Password?
XPlease log in...
Username :
Password :
...or sign in with your Facebook account
Connect with Facebook
Register   |   Forgot Password?
XEnter your email...
Email address:
Inside FutbolInside Futbol

04/07/2017 - 12:23 BST

We’re Going To Sign Olivier Giroud For Bargain Fee – Everton Scout Confirms Swoop


Everton scout Carlo Jacomuzzi says the Toffees have cooled their interest in Napoli striker Duvan Zapata as they focus on signing Olivier Giroud from Arsenal. 

The Premier League side have been linked with a swoop for Zapata, a striker that Jacomuzzi says would cost €25m to sign from Napoli.

It is Giroud who Everton are now focused on though, the scout says, feeling that Arsenal's French striker offers a potential bargain if he can be signed for £20m, meaning interest in Zapata is no longer relevant.

Jacomuzzi said on Italian radio station Radio Crc, when asked about interest in Zapata: "Not anymore.

"We are going to sign Giroud for £20m – a bargain compared to the €25m being asked for Zapata", Jacomuzzi added.

Giroud struggled for regular starts at Arsenal last season and his situation is set to get worse as the Gunners are close to signing Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon for a club record transfer fee.

For Giroud, playing regular first team football next season is essential if he wants to book a spot in Didier Deschamps' France squad for next summer's World Cup in Russia.