Arsenal to lose Walcott to Liverpool

Rodgers wants to land England winger by selling Carroll

Liverpool are poised to make a move for Arsenal winger Theo Walcott.

New Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers is ready to finance a £15 million bid by selling Kop flop Andy Carroll, according to an exclusive in The Sun (http://bit.ly/Nrzw29).

Walcott has one year left to run on his contract and has yet to agree a new deal at the Emirates.
 
He reportedly earns £65,000 a week and is looking to be brought into line with other England internationals in the Premier League on £100,000 a week.
 
Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo is also ready to make an official bid for Walcott, 23, while former Blues chief Carlo Ancelotti is keen to take the player to Paris St Germain.
 
But Rodgers believes Walcott could become a major star at Anfield.
 
Liverpool knocked back Newcastle’s offer to take former Toon ace Carroll back on loan.
 
Kop bosses want a permanent deal to raise money for new signings.
 
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is desperate to keep Walcott — especially with Robin van Persie refusing to sign a new deal — but some members of Emirates board would be prepared to cash in now.
 

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