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AC Milan have joined the race to sign Theo Walcott, according to reports.
The forward is reportedly unhappy with his bench role at Arsenal and is prepared to consider offers from other clubs should his situation not change before the end of the season.
Arsene Wenger had previously claimed the midfielder’s future at the Emirates is far from certain, giving interested clubs hope of signing the forward.
Since Wenger’s latest statement, the forward has been linked with a host of English clubs. However, there is a new development regarding the winger’s situation as Carciomercato.It via Transfer Tavern claims Italian giants AC Milan have moved quickly and are now in contact with Arsenal over signing the forward.
The report also added that both clubs still have a long way to go regarding the deal. It further added that Milan made their interest in Walcott known to Arsenal when the Gunners enquired about the Rossonieri’s midfielder Manuel Lucatelli.
The England international has somehow slipped down the pecking order in the team, starting only 15 games in the League this term and completing 90 minutes just twice. Milan are prepared to give him a key role in their squad as they see him as a replacement to Jeremy Menez who is expected to leave the Italian club this summer.
Liverpool are also interested in the winger but knowing Wenger’s reluctance to do business with a Premier League rival, Milan would definitely have an edge over the Merseyside club should they make their interest concrete.