Date: 2nd October 2017 at 8:00pm
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have opted against rekindling their interest in striker Olivier Giroud, reports Daily Star journalist James Benson.

The French has revealed recently that he was close to quitting the Emirates in the summer but opted to stay and fight for his place instead. The Merseyside club were one of the favourites to make a move for the 31 year old but it seems they are not yet decided on who they will target.

The Toffees have had a desperate start to the season, and find themselves 16th in the table with just seven points from their first seven league games.

They have so far struggled to find a replacement for , who left for , and they’ve scored just four times in the league so far this season. Still, it seems under pressure manager is keen to see how his strikers perform between now and January. The Dutchman will then reassess his options when the window reopens.