Everton fans don’t want club to sign Christian Benteke

According to reports in the Daily Mail, Everton are ready to target a move for Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke if they are unable to sign Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud.

Toffees boss Ronald Koeman is looking for a new centre-forward after Romelu Lukaku completed his move to Manchester United on Monday, and he had been keen to sign the Frenchman from the Gunners.

However, The Mirror reports that Giroud could yet stay at the Emirates despite the signing of Alexandre Lacazette, and he is currently in Australia with the club as part of their pre-season preparations.

Koeman could now switch his attentions to Benteke, who helped the Eagles narrowly avoid relegation to the Championship last term by scoring 15 goals in 36 Premier League appearances.

Everton supporters were quick to have their say on the rumour via social media, with the majority not wanting the club to sign the former Liverpool flop.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…