Report: Everton confident of beating Southampton to Theo Walcott

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.

Everton are said to be interested in signing Arsenal forward 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.

According to a report in the Daily Mail, Everton are confident that they will be able to beat Southampton to Theo Walcott’s signature.

Arsenal forward Walcott has come on to Everton’s wishlist in the January transfer window, as they look to upgrade their forward line.

The Toffees have already snapped up Cenk Tosun this month, but Sam Allardyce wants more forward options at Goodison Park.

Theo Walcott of Arsenal in action during the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and Sevilla FC at Emirates Stadium on July 30, 2017 in London, England.

Walcott is now thought to be on his wishlist, and Everton are confident that they can get a deal over the line.

Walcott has been linked with a return to Southampton, but the Toffees believe he will be more keen to sign for them.

Southampton are fighting a relegation battle, while Everton’s upturn in form since Allardyce took charge has taken them away from the relegation zone.

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.

Everton are currently in ninth place in the Premier League table, and have big plans for the future.

Walcott has scored four goals in 15 appearances for Arsenal across all competitions this term.

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