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West Ham bid for Arsenal stars Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud

West Ham are reportedly looking to sign more than one Arsenal forward this summer with Theo Walcott now also on their agenda.

The Hammers are desperate to strengthen their options up front next season.

And Olivier Giroud is their current No1 target with Alexandre Lacazette set to force him out of the Emirates.

But Slaven Bilic wants more than one striker added to his ranks, and the Mirror claim a move for Walcott is being lined up too.

West Ham are said to have made the 28-year-old a £25million target.
Theo Walcott could be open to leaving Arsenal to secure regular game time with West Ham interested

With Giroud expected to cost £20m, Arsenal could received £45m for the pair to help fund new arrivals.

Walcott, whose contract runs until 2019, may be open to leaving the Emirates, having struggled for regular game time last season.

Arsene Wenger’s switch to a 3-4-2-1 system saw him fall out of favour.

And the Mirror add Walcott fears for his World Cup hopes.

The England international is no longer a guarantee in Gareth Southgate’s squad, and he is desperate to feature in Russia next year.

Theo Walcott would play more frequently ahead of the 2018 World Cup if he joined West Ham, meaning a move could appeal.

The Gunners forward offers West Ham versatility across their frontline too, as well as pace which Bilic is keen to add.

Meanwhile, the Hammers’ star playmaker Manuel Lanzini is set for a bumper new contract to ensure his long-term future at the London Stadium and hand him wages more reflective of his importance to the team.

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