Late Transfer Drama Theo Walcott OUT, Virgil van Dijk to Arsenal

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Southampton are reportedly ready to sell Virgil van Dijk to Arsenal if Theo Walcott is part of the deal.

Van Dijk, who handed in a transfer request this summer, is yet to feature for the Saints this season and there are a number of clubs interested in his signature, including Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea.

The Netherlands international is still seen as a key player for the south coast outfit and the club are maintaining their stance that the centre-back is not for sale this summer.

However, in a twist of events with Thursday’s deadline drawing closer, Southampton are reportedly willing to allow the 26-year-old to leave St Mary’s in a player plus clash deal.

The Saints want 28-year-old forward Walcott to be part of the deal as they look to bring the England international back to the team he left in 2006 to join the Gunners.

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