Arsene Wenger is praying that Theo Walcott agrees to sign a new deal that keeps him at the Emirates, but if he doesn’t then Arsenal may have to sell him before he walks away next summer on a free transfer. Salvation may be just around the corner for the Gunners, as Arsenal are preparing a bid for the Sevilla and Spain winger Jesus Navas.
Navas has been one of the best players in the history of the Spanish club, and has got a release clause of £35 million, according to the Daily Star. There is no way that Wenger will pay this amount but the value of release clauses does not seem to mean much these days. Spanish newspaper AS seem to think that a bid of around £15 million should be enough to convince Sevilla to cash in.
Arsenal new boy Santi Cazorla is rumoured to be the main instigator of the move. He has apparently spoken to Wenger and urged him to pull out all the stops to sign Navas if Walcott is on his way out. Although Navas is a quality player, I personally hope that Theo decides to stay at Arsenal. I know that he can be frustrating, but he has got the potential to destroy opposition defences and has been showing signs that things are finally clicking for him.