Chelsea have joined Manchester United and Liverpool in the race to sign Theo Walcott this summer, after The Times reported that Jose Mourinho’s table toppers wanted to sign the English winger.
Chelsea have a huge amount of attacking players in their squad, but according to The Times, Mourinho is interested in Arsenal’s unsettled man. I find Chelsea’s interest hard to believe, but you never know with Jose. I’m not sure why he would want him.
Walcott is reportedly growing frustrated at his lack of game time since his return from injury, and with his contract expiring next year, he could be sold in the summer. After a prolonged contract saga around his last renewal, Wenger may choose to move Walcott on rather than extend his deal. I think it’s fair to say that Theo took advantage of the club being in a bad position at the time of his last renewal. That is no longer the case.
Walcott has already been linked to Liverpool on several occasions. The Gunners have reportedly enquired for Liverpool’s unsettled Raheem Sterling, fuelling speculation of a transfer swap deal between the two clubs. There is no reputable source backing that, but Sterling’s recent comments will do little to slow down the rumour mill. The skilful winger told the BBC he was flattered by the Gunners reported interest.
Manchester United are also apparently keeping an eye on Walcott’s situation as they look to add more pace to their attacking unit.
What do you think about the rumours? Should Walcott be sold? If he is sold, should we let him join another Premier League club? Let me know all your thoughts about this mimo saga by commenting below.