European champions Chelsea have added Gunners winger Theo Walcott to their summer wishlist, according to the Daily Mail.
Walcott, like Robin van Persie, has one year remaining on his current contract, and has yet to agree to terms on an extension.
The 23-year-old pacy winger made four appearances for the Three Lions at Euro 2012, tallying one goal and assist as Roy Hodgson’s super-sub.
The former Southampton youth starlet bagged eight goals and eight assists in 35 league appearances for Arsenal in 2011-12. Additionally, he scored against Chelsea in the eight-goal thriller at Stamford Bridge on 29 October 2011, which Arsenal won 5-3.
If Walcott makes the move from north to west London, he would essentially be replacing Salomon Kalou, who was released by the Blues earlier this week, and Florent Malouda.
Malouda looks likely to leave Stamford Bridge in favor of Brazil, The Telegraph reports.
With that said, Chelsea have already agreed to terms with wingers Eden Hazard and Marko Marin, making a move for Walcott unlikely.
Carlo Ancelotti, Paris Saint-Germain want John Terry
French giants Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly preparing to offer £8 million for Chelsea skipper John Terry, the Daily Mail understands.
The 31-year-old defender bagged a career-best six league goals last season, and is fresh off a solid Euro 2012 campaign.
However, their is one barrier, a rather large one in fact, that may halt Terry’s rumored move to France.
The Englishman’s former Chelsea team-mate Alex, who now features in Paris Saint-Germain’s back four, did not speak very highly of his former Blues mates back in April.
“I feel better at PSG than I did at Chelsea,” said Alex.
“Chelsea’s squad had a lot of big names – and that entails a lot of egoism. Nobody at PSG feels more important than the others. We’re at the start of a big adventure and we’re all pulling in the same direction.
“The French first division is a very defensive-minded and difficult league. It is often tougher than in England, where certain teams feel beaten before the start when they play Manchester United or Chelsea.”
Assuming that Terry is one of the “big names” Alex was talking about, I highly doubt that the Chelsea skipper would be open to moving to the Parc des Princes anytime soon.
In fact, Alex probably prevented the move before PSG could show any interest in Terry.