Theo Walcott could play for Chelsea claims Matt Le Tissier

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Former Southampton striker Matt Le Tissier has insisted that Arsenal striker Theo Walcott would 'make a difference' at Chelsea if he completed a move to Stamford Bridge in the summer transfer window. 

As reported by talkSPORT, Le Tissier has claimed that the versatile English striker, who has endured a tricky time in north London of late, has the qualities to excel at near enough any side in the Premier League. 

Uncertain future 

With Walcott set to run out of contract at the Emirates in the summer of 2016, it appears that his long term future is now in doubt, with a number of clubs seemingly interested in landing him.

The forward has in fact been linked with a shock move to Chelsea of late, and Le Tissier has backed the possible move. 

When asked about the prospect of Walcott joining Chelsea, speaking to Hawksbee and Jacobs, the Sky Sports pundit claimed: "He has certainly got enough qualities to play in that team and make a difference.

"Whether or not in that side he would be guaranteed a place every week might be a different question. But I think any of the top teams in this country would be able to make use of what Theo has got."

It remains to be seen, however, as to whether the likes of Jose Mourinho and Co. step up their interest in the Arsenal man anytime soon, but it appears that this saga could run on for some time to come. 

Striker role 

Walcott, of course, has failed to hold down a regular role up front for the Gunners, but Le Tissier certainly thinks he's talented enough to star as a striker. 

He continued by saying: "He could be a very useful centre-forward in a team that plays on the counter-attack.

"Arsenal tend to dominate football matches, especially at home, and there isn’t always a lot of space in behind the back four.

"You saw last night, Italy didn't allow too much space in behind and dropped fairly deep, and there was no room for Theo to manoeuvre.

"I do think he could be a centre-forward if he was in a different team.

"I don't think Roy [Hodgson] did him too many favours last night by throwing him against the Italians as a centre-forward, especially when he has spent nearly a year out injured."

Quality signing

Ok, as it stands, any potential deal to bring Walcott to Stamford Bridge looks to be a long way off, but there's no doubt about it that the Gunners ace would prove a brilliant signing for Jose Mourinho at the Bridge. 

As well as bringing versatility to Stamford Bridge, Walcott would also add a great deal of experience to Mourinho's side. 

In fact, with veteran Didier Drogba coming towards the end of his career, the Gunners ace would make quite the backup for Diego Costa in attack and would certainly get opportunities down the flanks. 

Defenders would no doubt fear a front three of Costa, Eden Hazard and Walcott, but surely Arsene Wenger and Co. at Arsenal won't allow this to happen.

Chelsea fans: Would you take Walcott at Stamford Bridge? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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