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Theo Walcott set for Southampton reunion?

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Walcott linked with Saints return

Southampton have reportedly joined the chase to sign former winger Theo Walcott from Arsenal in the New Year. The England international left the Saints for the Gunners back in 2006, and he has since amassed 107 goals across all competitions for the club.

The likes of Everton and West Ham United have been credited with an interest in the 28-year-old in recent days and according to The Express, the Saints are set to provide competition for the attacker.

Walcott has less than two years left on his present Emirates deal, and Arsene Wenger is said to be mulling over a winter sale rather than letting him enter the final 12 months of his contract.

Southampton have scored just 46 goals in the Premier League since the start of last season, and Mauricio Pellegrino's side could benefit from the services of Walcott, who is capable of displaying his versatility up front.

The South Coast outfit will have to pay a fee in between £12m and £15m in order to pursue the experienced forward ahead of their top-flight rivals.