Michail Antonio could be reunited with Sam Allardyce during the January transfer window if the Everton manager decides against completing a move for out-of-favour Arsenal winger Theo Walcott.


Allardyce is keen to bring some reinforcements into the squad this month, with a fresh injection of pace a clear priority for the 63-year-old.


The Mirror reported that Antonio could move to Goodison Park for £20m in their live transfer blog on Saturday. However, any potential move for the former Nottingham Forest star will likely depend on if Walcott arrives at ​Everton during this transfer window.

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"You're all aware of our interest in Theo Walcott," Allardyce confirmed ahead of Everton's 4-0 defeat to ​Tottenham on Saturday.


"If that can all be sorted out, which is difficult, then he'd be a great addition. Some negotiations are going on. [The deal] is permanent, I don’t think there’s any chance of a loan. We’ll wait and see"


The Everton manager went on to talk about how Walcott wouldn't be a "risky" transfer as he is ​Premier League proven - something which can't be said for the Toffees new £27m striker, Cenk Tosun.

"Theo is not as risky [as Tosun]. He’s proven," Allardyce continued. "He’s scored 100 goals from ​Arsenal from wide positions as well as assists. We’re short of goals, so to add power in our goal-scoring ability would be very important for me if we could negotiate that transfer."