Arsenal Poised For £10m Winger Bid
Arsenal are bracing themselves for a £10m bid from Italian giants Juventus for contract rebel Theo Walcott, who has less than 12 months to run on his contract
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.
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