- Sam Allardyce confirms Everton are in talks with Arsenal to sign Walcott
- The Englishman is expected to boost Toffees attack when he joins
- Walcott is yet to start a Premier League game for Arsenal this season
Everton manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed that his side are in talks to sign Arsenal forward Theo Walcott on a permanent deal.
The Toffees boss is looking to sign his compatriot from the Gunners as he attempts to increase Everton's attacking threat.
Walcott has also been linked with a return to former club Southampton but it seems Everton will be his final destination following Kevin Mirallas move to Olympiacos.
Since Allardyce was appointed at Goodison Park, the Toffees have scored eight times in as many league games, prompting the former England boss to also snap up Turkey international Cenk Tosun last week in a £28 million deal.
"You're all aware of our interest in Theo," Allardyce told a news conference.
"If we're able to get that over the line, I'll be delighted.
"If we can get that all sorted out then that would be a great addition to join us from an attacking point of view.
"Two to three reasons [for interest]: goalscoring threat, pace, experience and he's good on assists from wide in terms of his crossing.
"So, if that's at all possible, that would be very nice. It's not imminent, but negotiations are going on."
Walcott has slipped down the pecking order in Arsene Wenger's plans and has yet to start a Premier League game this season, appearing just five times.
Walcott has 65 Premier League goals and 43 assists to his name in 269 appearances for the Gunners.
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