Report: West Ham United want Arsenal striker Theo Walcott

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 said to be locked in a race to sign Theo Walcott from Arsenal.

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.

According to a report in the Daily Express, West Ham United boss David Moyes is eyeing up a loan move for Arsenal striker Theo Walcott.

Walcott is thought to be available, after struggling for starts at Arsenal this season.

West Ham are now in competition with Southampton, Everton and Newcastle United for the England international’s signature.

Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger (L) looks on as Arsenal's English midfielder Theo Walcott takes a throw-in during the UEFA Europa League Group H football match between Arsenal and...

Moyes is thought to be keen to add quality to his squad this month, and Walcott has reportedly been identified as a target.

The Hammers want to take Walcott on loan for the season, with a view to making the move permanent at the end of the season.

Walcott would add pace to West Ham’s front line, and could be crucial for Moyes’ side as they look to avoid relegation.

Theo Walcott of Arsenal warms up prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal at Selhurst Park on December 28, 2017 in London, England.

The Hammers are currently sitting outside the bottom three, but they are far from safe.

Walcott has played just 49 minutes of Premier League football for Arsenal this term, which means that the 28-year-old could be keen to leave the Emirates Stadium, if the opportunity presents itself over the coming weeks.

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