Premier League giants face Italian fight over Arsenal star

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Juventus are ready to do battle with both Liverpool and Manchester City over Arsenal contract rebel Theo Walcott, according to the Daily Mail.

Walcott is nearing the end of his deal with the Gunners and could leave the club if he doesn’t agree a contract extension soon.

Liverpool have been linked with a move for the England international in the past, however according to the Daily Mail, Juventus are keen on beating them to the punch in January.

According to the paper, Juventus boss Antonio Conte is desperate to land the Arsenal winger, and has implored officials at the Serie A club to do all they can to get him.

He reportedly remains convinced that Walcott is the right man to fill the void in his side’s right flank – although the former Southampton player has previously expressed a desire to occupy a more central role.

Walcott has been in negotiations over a new deal for some time now, something which has left both parties frustrated. According to the Mail, Walcott turned down a £75,000-per-week contract in August.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger today once more expressed his desire to tie Walcott down with a long-term deal, but with Liverpool said to be lurking alongside Juventus that may prove difficult.

Liverpool appear keen on landing a player able to occupy a berth out wide as well as through the middle having also been previously linked with a move for Chelsea’s Daniel Sturridge.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers says he is keen to add to his squad in January and has already identified his targets, although whether the Arsenal man is on the list remains unclear.

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