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Walcott Set For January Move After Latest Contract Renewal Snub?

Chelsea and Liverpool are on alert after Theo Walcott’s Arsenal future was thrown into doubt after being snubbed in the clubs latest contract renewal drive

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, Theo Walcott edges closer to the Arsenal exit door.

Theo Walcott

Chelsea and Liverpool are on alert after Theo Walcott’s Arsenal future was thrown into further doubt after being snubbed in the clubs latest contract renewal drive, according to the Daily Mail.

The Gunners have drawn up a list of first team players they want to talk to over new deals and Theo Walcott’s name is not on the list.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Kieran Gibbs and Emmanuel Frimpong are all due to hold talks with the clubs hierarchy over new deals in the coming weeks, but fresh talks with Walcott and his representatives have not been scheduled casting further doubt over his future at the Emirates.

Walcott is understood to have rejected a five-year deal worth £75,000-a-week in the summer with the 23-year-old holding out for nearer £100,000-a-week, while he also wants assurances he’ll be given more playing time up front.

Boss Arsene Wenger was prepared to offload the England winger in the summer but decided to hang on to the former Southampton man following positive talks in August.

Walcott told Wenger he saw his future at Arsenal and committed his short-term future to the club with both parties left feeling a compromise could be reached, despite the player turning down the clubs latest contract offer.

Wenger remains hopeful Walcott will still agree a new deal but has backed the clubs decision not to improve upon their £75,000-a-week offer and is now prepared to sell the player in January if he doesn’t back down from his demands.

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Premier League duo Chelsea and Liverpool are ready to pounce should the situation continue but may face stiff competition from Italian champions Juventus, who will be able to sign Walcott on a pre-contract agreement in January.

Should Arsenal pay Walcott £100,000-a-week? Would Chelsea and Liverpool fans like him at their club? Get involved in the comments section below.

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  1. MAJ

    October 25, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    IF he refuses to sign sell him and buy ashley young or Jesus navas

    • Scottypool

      October 25, 2012 at 4:14 pm

      Yeah…Ashley Young is a flop. And Chelsea don’t need him. I think if he goes anywhere, it would be Liverpool. But I see Arsenal holding on to him. Also, Navas is great.

      • Kyle

        October 25, 2012 at 5:31 pm

        I’ll pass on navas. Great player but rumor has it (and I have no clue if it is true) that he has huuuuuuge homesickness. I would rather us get a another versatile creative player like Radja Nainggolan (gem at Cagliari he’s awesome) or someone like Belhanda

        • 49Unbeaten

          October 25, 2012 at 6:11 pm

          Due to home sickness Navas would be another Reyes waiting to happen. Ashley Young is crap. Why not buy James Rodriguez? Or Ben Arfa?

  2. Flo

    October 25, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Ashly what??B real

  3. Meks

    October 25, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Maj you’re a goose

  4. O G D

    October 25, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    100k a week is not too much 4 theo…….. Arsene wenger is a father to them all he should try to lore him to sign…

  5. mike

    October 25, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Sell that useless Gervinho, keep Walcott and come to terms with him.

  6. Victor kay

    October 25, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Stop being mischievous. Walcott has a contract on the table already which makes his case different from the other players mentioned. Arsenal needs Walcott and Walcott needs arsenal. He will “sign da ting soon”.

  7. Yusuf A. M

    October 25, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    it will be a great lost for asener if walcott should leave

  8. Saboo

    October 25, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    The problem arsenal ve is wenger,that useless man no don’t hw 2 motivate players his always thinking of himself. Giv walcott 100k he deserve it nd sell mumu gervinho nd buy quality players. Pls stop deceiving us by saying dat finishing fourth is better than winning FA cup we re nt a fool like u(wenger) even carling cup we need it. Gunners till I die bt wenger ll nt kill me rather I wud b d one to kill him or sack him.

  9. Aussie Jack

    October 26, 2012 at 7:38 am

    Walcott is making demands beyond his capabilities. He knows Arsenal won`t pay his demand nor play him in the centre. I don`t think Wenger will let him go to Chelsea but Liverpool is a possibility.

  10. bob d

    October 26, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    sell him and bring in someone who can play as a team player,we need defencive midfielder someone like capone/biglia we may also need to let arteta go i think everton wold take him back if they sell fellini to chelsea,then we need to sell gervino he has no idea cant take anything on and his finishing has i hope finished him play cazarle in his place on the wng with jack back w can freecaz up front with giroud.

  11. TAR

    October 28, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    We need to clear out a few players, but idont think theo is one of them, gervinho, yes…..i think theo is a level far better, everyone says buy, why? how many more players need to be paid high salaries? We have enough in the development structures, give them a chance…

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