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Manager reveals “negotiations ongoing” with Arsenal over £20m transfer

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Everton manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed that the Merseyside club are locked in negotiations with Arsenal to sign Theo Walcott.

The England international has also been linked with AC Milan 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 Gunners will demand £20m for the winger, and they will only sanction a sale if both Danny Welbeck and Olivier Giroud are fit and ready to play.

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

Most of his opportunities have come in the Europa League, 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.

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