Report: West Ham plan January move for Theo Walcott; deal 4/1 with bookmakers

Theo Walcott of Arsenal during the Carabao Cup fourth round match between Arsenal and Norwich City at Emirates Stadium on October 24, 2017 in London, England.

West Ham United are reportedly keen on Theo Walcott.

Theo Walcott (R) of Arsenal in action against Milan Rodic (L) of Crvena Zvezda during the UEFA Europa League group H match between Crvena Zvezda and Arsenal FC at Rajko Mitic Stadium on...Theo Walcott (R) of Arsenal in action against Milan Rodic (L) of Crvena Zvezda

According to The Sun, West Ham United are interested in bringing Arsenal striker Theo Walcott to the club – and Sky Bet make them the favourites for his signature.

The Hammers are struggling right now having won just two Premier League games this season, and manager David Moyes may need to bring in January signings to avoid relegation to the Championship.

Another forward may be needed even after landing Javier Hernandez and Marko Arnautovic over the summer, and reports now suggest that the Hammers have identified a target.

Theo Walcott of Arsenal during the Carabao Cup fourth round match between Arsenal and Norwich City at Emirates Stadium on October 24, 2017 in London, England.

The Sun report that West Ham want to land Arsenal forward Theo Walcott, who has become a forgotten man for club and country this season.

Former Southampton wonderkid Walcott, now 28, has hit 107 goals in 391 games for Arsenal, but has made just three Premier League appearances this season – all as a substitute – totalling just 47 minutes.

If Walcott is to make any late bid for the England World Cup squad, then he needs a January move – and it's claimed that West Ham and former club Southampton are both interested.

Theo Walcott of Arsenal shoots during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Doncaster Rovers at Emirates Stadium on September 20, 2017 in London, England.

Bookmakers have been pricing up odds for Walcott's next club of late, and Sky Bet have West Ham down as the 4/1 favourites to land the pacey forward in January, which would surely boost Moyes' attacking options.

Southampton are in at 12/1, with Everton and Watford further back at 14/1 and 16/1 respectively, and after nearly 12 years with the Gunners, it may be time for Walcott to finally move on.

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