By Laura O'Leary

17th Dec, 2017 | 1:34pm

Rooney admits Everton need a striker in Jan, raves about star Koeman almost signed

Wayne Rooney has revealed that he thinks Everton could do with another striker, before speaking highly of rumoured transfer targets Olivier Giroud and Moussa Dembele.

In an interview with Alan Brazil on talkSPORT, the Toffees striker spoke about a range of subjects including how Sam Allardyce likes him to play and his goal against West Ham, before speaking about transfers.

“I think we could certainly do with another striker in,” said Rooney.

Brazil than asked Rooney about Celtic’s Dembele who has recently admitted he could leave the Hoops in January.

“I think you can see what he’s doing in Scotland, looks like a great goalscorer but it’s a bit different in England,” Rooney stated.

The Everton striker then changed the subject himself to Giroud, who he had high praise for.

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“The one player for me who has to start (for Arsenal) is Olivier Giroud,” he revealed.

“He scores goals and every time he comes on he scores, he’s a handful and hard to play against.”

Rooney confidently went on to say the Gunners were a better team when Giroud starts.

The French striker almost joined the Toffees in the summer, which he revealed in a Canal TV interview quoted by the Daily Mirror.

However, he also did share in the same interview that he thought he made the best choice by staying at Arsenal.

Giroud has only started one Premier League game this season and has made 14 appearances in the league from the bench.

The striker has scored four goals in these outings, meaning he averages a goal every 90 minutes in the league this season.

In other Everton news, the Toffees are aiming to replace this defender in the January transfer window.

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