Serie A giants want Emirates Stadium wide-man.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists he is keen to keep Theo Walcott at the club.
The 22-year old winger is under contract until summer 2013 but is reported to be after a noteworthy raise for his next deal.
When asked about Walcott’s situation, Wenger says he is happy to have the speedy attacker at the club and is sure he will ward off overtures from Italian giants Juventus who are again believed to be interested.
“We want to keep Theo and he knows that. Of course he works every day and works very hard,” he said.
“His attitude is great, I have no problems with that at all.”
Italian sources have stated that Juventus intend to register their interest in 22 year old England man Walcott and the possibility of such a bid will increase if they manage to successfully offload Serbian winger Milos Krasic, a player that boss Antonio Conte appears keen to get rid of.
Arsene Wenger is keen to get Walcott tied down to a new long term contract and will hope that he can do so as soon as possible to head off any potential bid for the former Southampton man. Over the past 18 months the Gunners attacker has matured and become a more effective attacking weapon, weighing in with a decent goal tally to go with more efficient support displays helping to feed goal machine Robin Van Persie.
With less than 18 months to go until the end of his Arsenal contract, Walcott is very much in a position of power when it comes to contract talks and some sources believe that the youngster’s early demands have led to a stalling in talks.
Juventus are reportedly considering making a £20m bid for the Emirates Stadium star, an offer that is fairly decent given the length of time left on his current deal.