Arsenal attacker Theo Walcott is a top target for Liverpool and Manchester City. The Sunday Mirror says City and Liverpool will seize on Theo Walcott's plea to play up front to try to lure him away from Arsenal.

Both Liverpool and City are ready to promise ­Walcott a role in a rotating strike-force that will give him more chances to score if his contract stand-off is not resolved.

Arsene Wenger has already warned Walcott will have to wait for a chance up front and the club are unwilling to increase their £80,000-a-week contract offer.