Everton are weighing up an offer of around £20 million to tempt Arsenal into selling Theo Walcott during this transfer window, according to The Telegraph.

The England international was left on the sidelines once again on Wednesday evening, when his side played out a goalless draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Everton hope that the offer of regular football will tempt the 28- year old into making the move up north.

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger is fairly keen to keep Walcott in the squad, but reports suggest that he might be prepared to allow him to leave, with Danny Welbeck remaining fit.

Everton have promised to match Walcott’s £110,000 a week wages that hes currently receiving at Arsenal.

Toffee’s Manager Sam Allardyce is a fan of Walcott and wants to add some pace to his current set of forwards. He also believes that the former Southampton man has a chance of making the England World Cup squad should he make the move. The former England Manager believes that he can help him with his bid to make it to Russia this summer.

Walcott could be persuaded to join Everton based on those facts alone, especially when the player is yet to start a Premier League match this season.

His former team Southampton are also showing interest in bringing him back to the club he was at 12 years ago.

Simon Phillips