Arsenal Poised For £10m Winger Bid

By on September 12, 2012

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Juventus are set to make their move for Theo Walcott.

Arsenal are bracing themselves for a £10m bid from Italian giants Juventus for contract rebel Theo Walcott, according to the Daily Mail.

Walcott has less than 12 months to run on his current contract at the Emirates and has so far been unable to agree terms over an extension.

It’s understood the 23-year-old rejected the clubs latest offer of a five-year deal worth £75,000-a-week, with the former Southampton trainee holding out for nearer £100,000-a-week.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is determined to hang on to the pacey forward and decided not to sell the player in the summer despite his vulnerable contract situation.

The Frenchman is convinced he can persuade Walcott to sign a new deal despite interest from Juventus, PSG, Manchester City and Liverpool. However, Serie A champions Juve are set to test the Gunners resolve by submitting an official £10m bid.

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If Walcott’s contract situation isn’t resolved by December at the latest, a January move could be on the cards as Arsenal are likely to sell rather than let him leave for nothing just a few months later.

But the player may prefer to let his contract run down so he can become a free agent in the summer and have his pick of the clubs who’re interested, as well as demand a sizable signing on fee. The next few weeks are going to be key in the players future.

Will Walcott leave Arsenal or sign a new contract? Get involved in the comments section.

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4 Comments

  1. oz

    September 12, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    complete utter made up
    lies

  2. Goon B4 time

    September 12, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Not going to happen… Desperate for articles again

  3. Aussie gunner

    September 12, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Another money hungry p—k
    like the the previous ones who left the club,this was the club who made them rich and famous.
    That’s how the modern footballers show their appreciation.

  4. Todd

    September 13, 2012 at 2:47 am

    If it is a wind-up it’s probably not too far from reality.
    Arsenal have already proven that they are not going to mess around with players who want bigger contracts.
    They are running the club like a business and good business sense says to sell him.

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