Report: Liverpool encounter one big problem in bid to sign Theo Walcott

Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Arsenal winger Theo Walcott - but are concerned by his wage demands.

According to the Daily Mail, Liverpool have been put off a move for Arsenal winger Theo Walcott - because of his wage demands.

The Reds were dismantled at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, with Arsene Wenger's men winning 4-1 - and Liverpool could try to sign one of the Gunners stars.

Theo Walcott played no part in the game, but could end up being a Liverpool player if speculation is to be believed, with the Daily Mail suggesting that the 26-year-old is a target for Brendan Rodgers this summer.

The former Southampton youngster has slipped behind the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Danny Welbeck and Mesut Ozil in the pecking order in North London, and with just one year left on his deal, Walcott could leave the Emirates Stadium in search of first-team football elsewhere.

The Daily Mail believe that Liverpool do want to sign Walcott this summer, but have encountered one big problem - his wage demands.

The England international is on a reported £100,000-per-week at Arsenal, but wants even more than that with his next contract.

Liverpool are allegedly unwilling to pay over the odds for Walcott, who is not only coming off a torn anterior cruciate ligament, but has also seen his career stall in recent years.

Of course, much will depend on Raheem Sterling's future at Anfield, but for now it looks like Liverpool have been scared off a bid for Walcott.

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