Date: 12th January 2018 at 10:00pm
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Everton manager has confirmed that the Merseyside club are locked in negotiations with to sign .

The England international has also been linked with AC and his former club Southampton, but Allardyce is hopeful of securing a deal for the 28 year old:

“You are all aware of our interest in Theo. Be delighted to get it over the line. Negotiations ongoing. Would be great addition.”

The Sun report the will demand £20m for the winger, and they will only sanction a sale if both Danny Welbeck and Giroud are fit and ready to play.

Walcott has struggled for first team opportunities this campaign, and has failed to start a match for the club this season.

Most of his opportunities have come in the , and he has certainly made the most of the chances he has got in the competition, with three goals and five assists in only five group stage matches.

However, a change in formation to three at back has left him without game time, and it looks as though he will now leave after spending 12 years at the club.