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Juventus and Inter Milan are reported to have joined the queue of clubs eyeing Theo Walcott, the latest player at Arsenal with a contract dispute. The Englishman has demanded higher wages while Arsenal have stood firm with their offer. If the impasse remains unresolved by the time the January window opens, several clubs could put in bids.
Manchester City and Liverpool have shown some interest in the affair while Paris Saint-Germain are also keen it seems. The slew of clubs looking to acquire Walcott is a little surprising given that the player has always been lacking in consistency. He has not quite fulfilled his potential, often criticized for his quality of the final ball. His pace remains his biggest strength which is probably what the clubs are after.
Irrespective of the cause of attraction, Arsene Wenger will not want to lose another component of the team he so painstakingly built.
The Daily Mirror also reports that executives in the Arsenal hierarchy have decided that all players will have contract negotiations no later than when two years are left on the running deal. Bacary Sagna and Kieran Gibbs are already in discussions with the club regarding fresh contracts.
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