According to this mornings Daily Mail newspaper, Manchester United are ready to make an official bid for Theo Walcott when the transfer window opens in January.
They claim that Manchester United is Walcott’s preferred destination as, at this moment in time, he is unable to agree a new deal at Arsenal, if the rumours are true then it will no doubt make Robin van Persie even happier up north as both himself and Walcott are best mates off the pitch.
Since the rumours that Walcott would indeed not be signing a new contract with Arsenal, many clubs have been on high-alert including Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea, but it seems both player and club have Manchester United in pole position for the 23-year-old.
Walcotts current contract expires at the end of the season, the report goes on to state that Manchester United could bag the winger for as little as £8million.
Walcott has turned down a new £75,000-a-week deal to stay at Arsenal after talks with club, player and agent broke down.
Arsene Wenger would rather cash in on Walcott in January rather than waiting another 5-months to let him leave for free.
Would you like Theo Walcott at Manchester United?