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In what has come as a bit of a surprise to Liverpool fans this morning a number of the U.K.s newspapers are reporting that Liverpool is weighing up a move for Arsenal forward Theo Walcott after Reds player Raheem Sterling has stalled over a new contract that manager Brendan Rodgers is calling “very lucrative.”

Rodgers insists that he will not be bullied by the 20-year-olds representatives and is looking at Arsenal’s Theo Walcott as a possible replacement as the Gunner enters into contract negotiations of his own at the Emirates.

The 26-year-old England international is looking to increase his £100,000 per-week salary despite not even being a starter in manager Arsene Wenger’s preferred XI since returning from a knee injury which saw him side-lined for ten months.

Any deal with Liverpool may not just depend on Sterling leaving after talk of Manchester City being willing to pay £50 million for the 20-year-old, as Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers sees Walcott as the type of player who could play alongside Sterling should he get rid of Striker Mario Balotelli in the summer.