Arsenal targeting Moses as fears grow over Walcott

Arsenal are lining up Wigan Athletic winger Victor Moses to replace Theo Walcott as the uncertainty surrounding his future grows according to the Metro.

The England man has a year remaining on his contract at the Emirates Stadium and with discussions over new deal stalling Arsene Wenger has already started to search for his long-term successor.

Wenger is prepared to sell Walcott in order to fund a move for Nigerian international Moses who is also being tracked by Premier League rivals Chelsea and Liverpool.

The 21-year-old has already stated his desire to leave the DW Stadium this summer and the Blues have already had a £4 million bid rejected by Latics chairman Dave Whelan.

He has attempted to rebuff interest in the former Crystal Palace star by sticking a £12m asking price on his head, which Stamford Bridge supremo Roman Abramovich is unwilling to pay.

Moses has no intention of signing a new contract at Wigan and will leave for nothing in 12-months leaving Whelan and manager Roberto Martinez in a tricky position.

Meanwhile, Walcott is supposedly unhappy with the terms of his new four-year deal which would see him earn£70,000-a-week although it’s thought he wants closer to £100,000.

The 23-year-old hasn’t hit the heights expected of him since joining from Southampton six-years ago and Wenger is reportedly cut his losses but would demand £15m for his services.

Chelsea are monitoring his situation and will make their move should a deal for Moses fail to transpire when they approach Wigan with an improved offer.

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is also keen but theres been talk that Walcott will run down the remainder of his contract in North London and leave for free next year.

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