Arsenal revive contract talks with Walcott

Arsenal are ready to reopen contract talks with Theo Walcott.

Arsenal are ready to reopen contract talks with Theo Walcott.

The Mirror says manager Arsene Wenger wants Walcott’s contract sorted out ­before Christmas. The forward turned down an £80,000-a-week offer and the Gunners will see whether a compromise can be struck.

Walcott is ­unmoved by Arsenal’s belief they will sign Wilfried Zaha from Crystal ­Palace in January for £12million.

Despite Wenger’s warning and the fact his deal runs out at the end of the season, Walcott is not working to a deadline.

Liverpool will make a bid to sign him in ­January if his dispute has not been resolved.

Manchester City, ­Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are also keen and Walcott may keep his options open until the summer, when he will be a free agent.

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