Transfer news: Everton open Walcott talks with Arsenal

EPL By: Ambrose Udeme | 06/12/2017

Everton have made enquiries about Arsenal winger Theo Walcott as the Toffees' new manager Sam Allardyce looks to boost his attacking options in winter transfer window which opens next month.

New man at the helm of affairs at Goodison Park Allardyce is reportedly desperate to find Premier League quality reinforcements to his squad to guide Everton up the table having taken over as boss last week.

Walcott fits that criteria and the Toffees according to Daily Mail have asked about the England international, who is yet to start a top-flight game this season.

Allardyce picked Walcott in the only squad of his short-lived reign as England manager, bringing him on as his second substitute in September's 1-0 win over Slovakia.

Now, the new Everton boss sees Walcott as a solution to the lack of pace he inherited in the sluggish side sacked predecessor Ronald Koeman assembled in the summer.

Walcott would also be a versatile option and a significant goal threat who could play wide or in the centre-forward role that Everton struggled to fill after Romelu Lukaku's exit to Manchester United.