Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers rejects links with Arsenal winger Theo Walcott
Last Updated: November 2, 2012 3:43pm
Theo Walcott: Liverpool have rejected reports linking them to Arsenal winger
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has played down speculation that he is planning a January swoop for Arsenal winger Theo Walcott.
Several newspapers on Friday morning carried reports that the Anfield outfit could be set to make a bid for the England international for a fee of around £10million.
Walcott's current contract is due to expire at the end of the season and talks over a new deal to extend his stay at Emirates Stadium have stalled.
The discussions have become deadlocked over the 23-year-old's wage demands, with Walcott also keen to be regarded as a central striker, rather than a wide player.
Gunners manager Arsene Wenger is keen for his future to be resolved before the transfer window opens again in the New Year, but Rodgers insists the current spate of rumours have no foundation.
The Liverpool boss told reporters: "There's nothing in it. He's an Arsenal player."