Walcott’s contract talks break down

Theo WalcottArsenal are considering selling Theo Walcott, after negotiations over a new contract with Arsene Wenger broke down according to The Telegraph.

The England international is in the last year of his current deal at the Emirates Stadium, and after watching Robin van Persie demand a transfer elsewhere in the same situation could well leave north London.

The winger is currently earning around £60,000 per week, and the Gunners have offered him a raise up to £75,000 per week.

However, it is believed that Walcott is standing firm for about £100,000 per week, a figure that Arsene Wenger will not part with.

Due to the lack of a solution, Walcott may well be sold before the transfer window closes at the end of the week, with Manchester City and Liverpool accredited with an early interest in the attacker.

Should Walcott leave he will be the latest in a long line of Gunners players that have negotiated their way out of the club due to an expiring contract.

By Gareth McKnight