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Arsenal’s Walcott set for Everton medical

Arsenal’s Walcott set for Everton medical

January 16, 2018

LONDON, Jan 16 — Arsenal forward Theo Walcott is edging closer to a £20 million (RM109 million) move to Everton after he travelled to Merseyside for a medical as Toffees coach Sam Allardyce bids to boost his attacking options. Britain’s Press Association reported that the 28-year-old was due to attend the club’s Finch Farm training ground on Tuesday to undergo his physical examination and finalise terms. “His pace is one of his key strengths which we lack in this squad,”... Read more

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia reaches for a shot against Donald Young of the US at the Australian Open in Melbourne January 16, 2018. — Reuters pic

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